Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who is from 80 to 89 years old.as modifier ‘his octogenarian mother-in-law’
- ‘There are 70 of them - several octogenarians - sitting in the road to block the main entrance.’
- ‘It has a hundred members that include octogenarians, young social workers, mums and a few professional people.’
- ‘We meet so many kinds of people under one roof, from students to enterprising octogenarians, plumbers to novelists.’
- ‘The octogenarians, whose big day is today, are hosting a party for 70 people at the Woodlands Club in Calne tomorrow evening.’
- ‘Mostly in their fifties, the banañeros suffer from kidney failure, diminishing eyesight and bones that are weakening at the rate of octogenarians.’
- ‘I see teenagers and octogenarians sharing jokes.’
- ‘His successor will, I'm sure, still be remembered with affection by many octogenarians.’
- ‘And when I read of the activities of many octogenarians, I think that relative to them I am still ‘middle-aged’.’
- ‘‘We are good at pretending to be modest,’ he says of his fellow octogenarians.’
- ‘In Shanghai, news about ailing octogenarians abandoned by their children is disheartening, gnawing at the consciences of upright people.’
- ‘Surely, the Internet publications would generate no revenue for the author, but few octogenarians still are searching for additional income.’
- ‘So I think the fact that two octogenarians want to get married is something to celebrate, something good.’
- ‘Children of all ages from toddlers to octogenarians came to pay tribute to one of the true heroes of Irish sport.’
- ‘The age span of last year's winners ranged from teenagers to octogenarians.’
- ‘The usual result of an amateur stunt sequence is underdeveloped, static motion that looks like obese octogenarians swing dancing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Is anyone seriously suggesting that, say, octogenarians should qualify for stacking shelves at Dunnes Stores?’
- ‘Should we imagine a lot of annoyed octogenarians tottering around?’
Early 19th century: from Latin octogenarius (based on octoginta ‘eighty’) + -an.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.