plural noun

aught·​ies ˈȯ-tēz How to pronounce aughties (audio)
: the ten year period from 2000 through 2009 : aughts
That's where the band formed in the early aughties, rubbing elbows with kindred avant-rock troupes Animal Collective and TV on the Radio.Chris Richards, Washington Post, 10 May 2011

Word History


aught entry 7 + -ies, plural of -ie

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aughties was in 1989

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“Aughties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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