Definition of octogenarian
: a person whose age is in the eighties The octogenarian uses a cane for walking.
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Octogenarians, teenagers, amputees and even a blind man have reached the top of the world.
One comes into our era and saves the lives of rock stars for fun, but this changes history: The Beatles are playing concerts as octogenarians, while Richard Branson is king of England and Virgin is the British government.
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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
Definition of octogenarian for English Language Learners
: a person who is between 80 and 89 years old
Medical Definition of octogenarian
: a person whose age is in the eighties
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