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  • n. The first decade of a century, such as 1900 to 1909 or 2000 to 2009, whose digit in the tens place is zero. The oughts, the noughties.


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  • People tend to wrinkle their noses when they hear the word "aughts" - though, to be fair, no one I've mentioned this to has offered a better alternative.

    Damn Hell Ass Kings

  • Whoever said the aughts were a lost decade for stocks clearly wasn't paying attention to what goes on beneath the surface of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard

    Small Caps Loom Large

  • The decade Egan refers to as the aughts ought instead be referred to as the "Naughts," or better still, the "Naughties."


  • In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, whether the aughts were the "decade from hell," and Eva Tanguay, the first rock star.

    Slate Magazine

  • The "aughts," The Washington Post wrote last January, were really for naught: the 2000s were "a lost decade," the paper said, with economic output rising at its slowest rate of any decade since the 1930s and an unprecedented net job growth of zero.

    We’re No. 11!

  • Continue celebrating successful musicians from the 'aughts' with a concert by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who plays the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday.

    Best NYC Concerts This Week (PHOTOS)

  • Personally, I see the 'aughts' as a decade of shift.

    Comparing the 1990s and the 2000s: What Our Movies Say About Us | /Film

  • And in regards to the type of movies releasing in the 10's, I don't think there will be any significant difference than the "aughts".

    What's in Store for the '10s? The '90s, Bloat, & a Renaissance «

  • As we wind down the "aughts" decade, the NBCC seeks the best guest posts about the future of book culture, including essays,interviews and free-range opining.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • The early "aughts" or "00s" of the 21st Century gave us two things: another racist war, and Katrina.



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