octogenarian

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noun oc·to·ge·nar·i·an \ˌäk-tə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən\

Definition of octogenarian

  1. :  a person whose age is in the eighties The octogenarian uses a cane for walking.

octogenarian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of octogenarian

Latin octogenarius containing eighty, from octogeni eighty each, from octoginta eighty, from octo eight + -ginta (akin to viginti twenty) — more at vigesimal


First Known Use: 1815


OCTOGENARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

octogenarian

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noun oc·to·ge·nar·i·an \ˌäk-tə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən\

Definition of octogenarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is between 80 and 89 years old


Medical Dictionary

octogenarian

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noun oc·to·ge·nar·i·an \ˌäk-tə-jə-ˈner-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of octogenarian

  1. :  a person whose age is in the eighties

octogenarian

adjective


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