eighties


eighties
eighties
This information is put here because eighties occurs first alphabetically, but it applies equally to nineties, twenties, thirties, and so on. These words, whether denoting decades or the years of a person's life, are spelt without an initial apostrophe, i.e. eighties, not 'eighties. The years from 2000 to 2009 are sometimes informally called the noughties (based on the noughts on which the numbers are formed).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • eighties — n. the decade from 1980 to 1989. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the time of life between 80 and 90. Syn: mid eighties. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eighties — ● eighties nom féminin pluriel (mot anglais) Familier. Les années 1980 : Les nouvelles modes des eighties …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • eighties — 1827 as the years of someone s life between 80 and 89; 1833 as a decade of years in a given century; 1854 with reference to Fahrenheit temperature. See EIGHTY (Cf. eighty) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eighties — UK [ˈeɪtɪz] / US noun [plural] 1) the years from 1980 to 1989 The club went through a bad period in the eighties. eighties pop music 2) a temperature in the eighties is between 80 and 89 degrees fahrenheit It s going to be another scorcher… …   English dictionary

  • eighties — noun 1. the decade from 1880 to 1889 • Syn: ↑1880s • Hypernyms: ↑decade, ↑decennary, ↑decennium 2. the decade from 1980 to 1989 • Syn: ↑1980s …   Useful english dictionary

  • eighties — noun a) The decade of the 1980s. b) The decade of the 1880s …   Wiktionary

  • eighties — n. decade of the 1980 s eight·y || eɪtɪ n. number 80 adj. being 80 in number …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster — The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster Fichier:The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster 3.jpg Pays d’origine Brighton, Angleterre Genre(s) Psychobilly Années actives 1999 à aujourd hui Label(s) No death …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eighties Matchbox Original Two Track Demo — Infobox Album | Name = The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster Demo Type = Ep Artist = The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster Released = 2001 Genre = Psychobilly Label = Producer = Last album = N/A This album = Original Two Track Demo (2001) Next… …   Wikipedia

  • Eighties Matchbox SOAD Tour Sampler — Infobox Album | Name = System of a Down Tour Sampler Type = Compilation Artist = The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster Released = 2005 Genre = Psychobilly Length = Label = No Death Producer = Reviews = Last album = The Royal Society (2004) This… …   Wikipedia