aughties

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

Definition of aughties

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aughties

7aught + -ies, plural of -ie


First Known Use: 1989


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