Definition of octogenarian in English:

octogenarian

noun

  • A person who is between 80 and 89 years old.

    • ‘‘We are good at pretending to be modest,’ he says of his fellow octogenarians.’
    • ‘The age span of last year's winners ranged from teenagers to octogenarians.’
    • ‘I see teenagers and octogenarians sharing jokes.’
    • ‘The octogenarians, whose big day is today, are hosting a party for 70 people at the Woodlands Club in Calne tomorrow evening.’
    • ‘It has a hundred members that include octogenarians, young social workers, mums and a few professional people.’
    • ‘The usual result of an amateur stunt sequence is underdeveloped, static motion that looks like obese octogenarians swing dancing.’
    • ‘His successor will, I'm sure, still be remembered with affection by many octogenarians.’
    • ‘So I think the fact that two octogenarians want to get married is something to celebrate, something good.’
    • ‘Should we imagine a lot of annoyed octogenarians tottering around?’
    • ‘And when I read of the activities of many octogenarians, I think that relative to them I am still ‘middle-aged’.’
    • ‘There are 70 of them - several octogenarians - sitting in the road to block the main entrance.’
    • ‘We meet so many kinds of people under one roof, from students to enterprising octogenarians, plumbers to novelists.’
    • ‘Surely, the Internet publications would generate no revenue for the author, but few octogenarians still are searching for additional income.’
    • ‘Mostly in their fifties, the banañeros suffer from kidney failure, diminishing eyesight and bones that are weakening at the rate of octogenarians.’
    • ‘Children of all ages from toddlers to octogenarians came to pay tribute to one of the true heroes of Irish sport.’
    • ‘In Shanghai, news about ailing octogenarians abandoned by their children is disheartening, gnawing at the consciences of upright people.’
    • ‘Is anyone seriously suggesting that, say, octogenarians should qualify for stacking shelves at Dunnes Stores?’
    • ‘Charles is anxious for details of this little-known show but it seems likely that only octogenarians would now recall it.’
    • ‘Set in a seniors' home, it explores a romance between a couple of octogenarians and the discomfort it causes their offspring.’
    • ‘The past decade in the United States has been one in which the entire population, from teens to octogenarians, has gotten fatter.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

octogenarian

/ˌɒktə(ʊ)dʒɪˈnɛːrɪən/