Adjective "octogenarian" definition and examples

(Octogenarian may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A person who is between 80 and 89 years old.
  1. 'So I think the fact that two octogenarians want to get married is something to celebrate, something good.'
  2. 'I see teenagers and octogenarians sharing jokes.'
  3. 'Charles is anxious for details of this little-known show but it seems likely that only octogenarians would now recall it.'
  4. 'The octogenarians, whose big day is today, are hosting a party for 70 people at the Woodlands Club in Calne tomorrow evening.'
  5. 'Mostly in their fifties, the banañeros suffer from kidney failure, diminishing eyesight and bones that are weakening at the rate of octogenarians.'
  6. 'And when I read of the activities of many octogenarians, I think that relative to them I am still ‘middle-aged’.'
  7. 'Is anyone seriously suggesting that, say, octogenarians should qualify for stacking shelves at Dunnes Stores?'
  8. 'It has a hundred members that include octogenarians, young social workers, mums and a few professional people.'
  9. 'Should we imagine a lot of annoyed octogenarians tottering around?'
  10. 'We meet so many kinds of people under one roof, from students to enterprising octogenarians, plumbers to novelists.'

More definitions

1. of the age of 80 years.

2. between 80 and 90 years old. noun

3. a person who is between 80 and 90 years old.

More examples(as adjective)

"leaders can be octogenarian."

"presidents can be octogenarian."

"communists can be octogenarian."

"brazilians can be octogenarian."

"villains can be octogenarian."

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Early 19th century: from Latin octogenarius (based on octoginta ‘eighty’) + -an.