- a cardinal number, 80 plus 8.
- a symbol for this number, as 88 or LXXXVIII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- Slang. the keys of a piano or the piano itself: tickle the old eighty-eight.
- amounting to 88 in number.
Examples from the Web for eighty-eight
Contemporary Examples of eighty-eight
“I will feel some justice has been done,” said White, now eighty-eight.Bringing El Salvador Nun Killers to Justice
November 10, 2014
"Eighty-eight is a pretty good year," Kurland told me of his age before he died.Bob Kurland, the First Player to Dunk, Was a Pioneer for Big Men
March 21, 2014
Eighty-eight years old this month, he remains without equal as a strategic thinker.Dr. K’s Rx for China
May 17, 2011
Historical Examples of eighty-eight
It was two hundred and eighty-eight signs,—as long as the Queen's Speech.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
Charles James Lever
She died in February 1919 in Vienna at the age of eighty-eight.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
It was adopted the next day by a vote of eighty-eight to fifty-five.
This is composed of three hundred and eighty-eight companies.Two Decades
Frances W. Graham and Georgeanna M. Gardenier
But—but the Weather Bureau average is only eighty-eight percent!Summer Snow Storm