Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of eight offspring delivered at a single birth.
  • n. A group or combination of eight associated by common properties or behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one of a group of eight babies born from the same mother during the same birth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a group of eight notes intended to take the place of six. Also ottamole.

Etymologies

From octuple (modeled on triplet).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • ANDERSON: Also, explosive new octu-mom developments - octu-mom 911, the just-revealed disturbing calls the octuplet mom made to 911 when she thought one of her kids was missing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • Octu-mom 911 - the just revealed disturbing calls the octuplet mom made to 911 when she thought one of her kids was missing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • HAMMER: Plus, octu-mom 911 - the just revealed disturbing call the octuplet mom made to 911 when she thought one of her kids was missing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • Tonight, the just-revealed startling calls the octuplet mom made to 911 when she thought one of her kids was missing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • Before Nadya Suleman burst into our lives by having a litter of kids, I hadn't heard the word "octuplet" more than a few times, and probably a few of those times thought the person was talking about some sort of deep-sea octopus.

    Octuplets are More Sexy than Education

  • It's also so rare that Microsoft Word's spellcheck doesn't recognize the word "octuplet," as several online commenters reported.

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  • Or this country has its priorities ass backwards because all the news talks about is Michael Jackson, this “controversy,” and the octuplet babies when there is a war right now, health care reform, environmental degradation and the list goes on …. point is there are much more important things to be talking about.

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  • I mean, just think how much better the world would be if we could keep folks like Al-Bashir and that octuplet lady from reproducing.

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  • Check out this picture of very pregnant octuplet mom Nadya Suleman just eight days before giving birth.

    Octuplet Mom “OctoMom” Nadya Suleman’s $1 Million Porno Video Offer

  • Um … okay … TMZ. com is reporting this morning that “OctoMom” octuplet mama Nadya Suleman has been offered $1 million to star in a porno video.

    Octuplet Mom Nadya Suleman Pregnancy Picture

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  • One of a group of eight babies born from the same mother during the same birth, (i.e. one of eight twins). (Wiktionary)

    July 4, 2008