nineties


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nineties \nineties\ n. pl.
   1. The decade from 1890 to 1899; as, the gay nineties.
      [WordNet 1.5]

   2. The decade from 1990 to 1999; as, they spent a ton of
      money to solve the Y2K bug in the nineties.
      [WordNet 1.5]

   3. The time of life between ages 90 and 100.

   Syn: mid-nineties.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ninety \Nine"ty\, n.; pl. Nineties.
   1. The sum of nine times ten; the number greater by a unit
      than eighty-nine; ninety units or objects.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A symbol representing ninety units, as 90 or xc.
      [1913 Webster]
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