Definition of noughties in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnôdēz/

plural noun

chiefly British
The decade from 2000 to 2009.
Example sentences
  • 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 'zero', on the pattern of twenties, thirties, etc..

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Syllabification: nought·ies

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