'70s

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A common shortening of 1970s.

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'70s (plural only)

  1. The 1970s.
    • 1981, Robert Christgau, Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s, as republished (unabridged) in 1990 asRock albums of the '70s: a critical guide; page 10:
      If the '60s were over in 1972, the ’70s were in trouble by 1977. Don't get me wrong — the Eagles and Foreigner and Earth, Wind & Fire are, er, survivors. Good or bad they're careerists, they jog two miles a day, and they're all destined to outlast the Ramones.

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