aughties

plural noun
aught·ies | \ˈȯ-tēz, ˈä-tēz\

Definition of aughties 

: 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

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First Known Use of aughties

1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aughties

aught entry 7 + -ies, plural of -ie

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