Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 1

#10: Aughties 

Definition:

the years 2000 through 2009

Example:

Here in the United States, we spent New Year's weekend bidding good riddance to the awful, awful aughties – a miserable decade of bubbles and busts, rising health care bills and soaring deficits, domestic terror attacks and overseas quagmires. — Ross Douthat, New York Times, January 4, 2010

Submitted by:

Art Fisher, VA

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