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Meaning of eighty-eight

eight•y-eight

Pronunciation: (ā'tē āt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 8.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 88 or LXXXVIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. the keys of a piano or the piano itself: tickle the old eighty-eight.
—adj.
  1. amounting to 88 in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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