thirty-eight

noun thir·ty-eight \ ˌthər-tē-ˈāt \

Definition of thirty-eight

1 : a number that is one more than 37 — see Table of Numbers
2 : a .38 caliber handgun usually written .38

thirty-eight

adjective

thirty-eight

pronoun, plural in construction

First Known Use of thirty-eight

circa 1541

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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