plural nounchiefly British
The decade from 2000 to 2009: [as modifier]: late-nineties/early-noughties girl groups
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- That outburst has emerged in the noughties, a decade in which the initiative for innovation has begun to pass from America to Asia.
- If the ‘90s were the decade of the Internet, the noughties could well be the decade of the mobile.
- Maybe the naughty noughties won't be such a cultureless decade after all.
1990s: from nought, on the pattern of twenties, thirties, etc..
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