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octogenarian Syllabification: oc·to·ge·nar·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌäktəjəˈnerēən/

Definition of octogenarian in English:


A person who is from 80 to 89 years old: [as modifier]: his octogenarian mother-in-law
More example sentences
  • His successor will, I'm sure, still be remembered with affection by many octogenarians.
  • Mostly in their fifties, the banañeros suffer from kidney failure, diminishing eyesight and bones that are weakening at the rate of octogenarians.
  • And when I read of the activities of many octogenarians, I think that relative to them I am still ‘middle-aged’.


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

Words that rhyme with octogenarian

agrarian, antiquarian, apiarian, Aquarian, Arian, Aryan, authoritarian, barbarian, Bavarian, Bulgarian, Caesarean (US Cesarean), centenarian, communitarian, contrarian, Darien, disciplinarian, egalitarian, equalitarian, establishmentarian, fruitarian, Gibraltarian, grammarian, Hanoverian, humanitarian, Hungarian, latitudinarian, libertarian, librarian, majoritarian, millenarian, necessarian, necessitarian, nonagenarian, ovarian, Parian, parliamentarian, planarian, predestinarian, prelapsarian, proletarian, quadragenarian, quinquagenarian, quodlibetarian, Rastafarian, riparian, rosarian, Rotarian, sabbatarian, Sagittarian, sanitarian, Sauveterrian, sectarian, seminarian, septuagenarian, sexagenarian, topiarian, totalitarian, Trinitarian, ubiquitarian, Unitarian, utilitarian, valetudinarian, vegetarian, veterinarian, vulgarian
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