octogenarian octogenarian  /ˌɑk tə dʒɪ ˈnɛ ri ən/


  1. (n) someone whose age is in the eighties
  2. (adj) being from 80 to 89 years old


  1. On a humid afternoon in a quiet Istanbul suburb, Abdullah, a pint-sized, bright-eyed octogenarian, presides over a chaotic household.
  2. The plain-spoken octogenarian, who managed a motel until her late '70s, is relieved that rumors of suicide by Seung-Hui's parents proved false.
  3. Oscar turned 80 tonight, and his birthday party, aka the Academy Awards, had the tone and pace suitable to an octogenarian's temper.


  1. Love Always Pays: Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Will Likely Cost A Fortune

    Buried amidst breathless updates about the nation's ongoing K Stew/R Patz/K Perr/J May love quadrangle crisis, it was announced today that real life James Bond villain Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife of 12 years Wendi Deng Murdoch. If a billionaire octogenarian Vice aficionado and a "conniving man-eater" half his age can't make it work in this world, who can? At least Murdoch ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  2. On sacred ground in a Russian town

    A sea of humanity surged forward at the train station in Moscow, pushing me away from the ticket window. I was losing ground, fighting a crowd of people who'd survived both the slog of Soviet bureaucracy and the quicksand of anarchic capitalism. A wily octogenarian attempted to squeeze under my arm, and I blocked him with my backpack while shoving a random assortment of foreign bills at the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  3. GOP pioneer Kundert dies

    Even as an octogenarian, Alice Kundert displayed many of the same qualities that made her among the leading South Dakota politicians of her generation.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Argus Leader


  1. As Boston Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione said more than once in the last decade, "Ernie is the most contemporary octogenarian I know."
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Joe Castiglione Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "I am a vigorous octogenarian, but I am also a realist," Le Pen said in a telephone interview Thursday. "Election campaigns require the highest degree of physical and mental capacity so I think it's reasonable to put the next generation in...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Jean-Marie Le Pen Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "So I invited these singers from diverse backgrounds to a studio and recorded their voices. The youngest singer is only 18-year-old, while the oldest who recently passed away was an octogenarian," adds Idan.
    on Apr 22, 2007 By: Idan Raichel Source: Hindu

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