noun, plural oc·to·pus·es, oc·to·pi [ok-tuh-pahy] /ˈɒk təˌpaɪ/.
Origin of octopus
Examples from the Web for octopus
Sadly, Paul the Octopus did not outlive his impressive but unpopular World Cup predictions by long.
It's at a time like this that Germans yearn most for Paul the Octopus, the great mollusk soothsayer for Germany.
Octopus is one of those sleazy and boorish Americans whose instincts prove correct.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are the Tarpon, the Falcon, the Sea Fox, and the Octopus.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, as Guy Lawson writes in Octopus, Israel engineered a haphazard plan to fake his own death.First Rule of the Fake Dead Bankers Club: Stay Gone|Daniel Gross|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the first place, it may surprise you to know that the Octopus's body is made on the same plan as that of the snail.Within the Deep|R. Cadwallader Smith
One of these was called the Octopus, the first submarine to be fitted with twin screws.Aircraft and Submarines|Willis J. Abbot.
He was a football player too; his hug was that of an octopus which swallowed you all.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
When the octopus reached the shore off ran the rat into the bush.
It was seen in the turtle, the sea eel, the octopus, and the garden lizard.
noun plural -puses
Word Origin for octopus
1758, genus name of a type of eight-armed cephalopod mollusks, from Greek oktopous, literally "eight-footed," from okto "eight" (see eight) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us in this word is the Latin noun ending that takes -i in plural.