eighty [āt′ē]
[ME eighteti < OE (hund)eahtatig: see EIGHT & -TY2]
eight times ten
pl. eighties
the cardinal number between seventy-nine and eighty-one; 80; LXXX
the eighties
the numbers or years, as of a century, from eighty through eighty-nine

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