[[t]eɪtθ, eɪθ[/t]]
1) next after the seventh
2) being one of eight equal parts
3) an eighth part, esp. of one (?)
4) the eighth member of a series
5) in the eighth place; eighthly
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME eightethe, OE eahtotha. See eight, -th II eighth′ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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