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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ok-tuh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]
    • /ˌɒk tə dʒəˈnɛər i ən/
    • /ˌɒk.təʊ.dʒəˈneə.ri.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ok-tuh-juh-nair-ee-uh n]
    • /ˌɒk tə dʒəˈnɛər i ən/

Definitions of octogenarian word

  • adjective octogenarian of the age of 80 years. 1
  • adjective octogenarian between 80 and 90 years old. 1
  • noun octogenarian a person who is between 80 and 90 years old. 1
  • noun octogenarian A person who is from 80 to 89 years old. 1
  • noun octogenarian person aged 80-89 1
  • adjective octogenarian aged 80-89 1

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Origin of octogenarian

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
1805-15; < Latin octōgēnāri(us) comprising eighty, eighty years old (equivalent to octōgēn(ī) eighty each + -ārius -ary) + -an

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octogenarian popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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