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(two-thousandzies, two-thousand-zies)


  • IPA(key): /ˌtuː ˈθaʊzəndziːz/


Kwamikagami (uncountable)

  1. The decade that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009.
    • 2014, Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show, April 17:
      And then for a brief moment, from the late nineteen-nineties till the early two-thousandsies, there was a little Cadillac as well.
    • 2010, Frederico Moramarco, The City of Eden: Poems from a Life, page 101:
  • 2009 Holden Pike, "Favorite TV of the 2000s", Movie, Aug 23[1]
    And as this first decade winds down, how about your favorite shows of the 21st Century Aughts? Aaaaah, the Two-Thousandsies: I remember them well.
  • 2010 Moira Clunie, "More things I meant to tell you about", An Auckland Vegan, Oct 13[2]
    In the late nineties/ early two thousandsies, Roasted Addiqtion in Kingsland was an exciting place for an almost-vegan vegetarian to go for brunch.
  • 2011 John Cosby, "Reform is in the air!", Notes on the whiteboard, Mar 27[3]
    At the end of the two thousandsies, I think we were really making progress towards figuring out what would make our schools massively better.
  • 2011 Adam Goldman, "Going Hollywood", May 2011[4]
    So I have stayed in New York, [...] living the life of a young college graduate in the late two-thousandsies, which is to say "getting laid off several times."
  • 2011 Tom Houseman, "Oscar 2012: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird", Box Office Prophets, Nov 27[5]
    So when the Guilds started piling their awards on The King's Speech, everybody was kind of confused. Could this lighthearted period crowd-pleaser, a film that seemed to belong to the Oscar races of the late '80s rather than the late two-thousandsies, actually upset what was being called the film that defines a generation?
  • 2012 Kurt Giambastiani, "It Could Happen…", Nov 08[6]
    My first published novel, The Year the Cloud Fell, was a finalist for the award, back in the early two-thousandsies.
  • 2013? Kat Calvin, "Just Because You Have a Website Doesn't Mean You're 'In Tech' – Or Does It?", BIT Tech Digest, ≤ Jan 22[7] [comment 2013-Jan-22]
    In the 90s we probably needed to classify startups as “tech” or “non-tech”. [...] But now it’s the two thousandsies. You can’t go to the bathroom without using technology.
  • 2013 Kat Calvin, " Hairstory", emPower magazine, May 01[8]
    Of course, this was the early two thousandsies, before Miss Jessie’s was in Target and everywhere you looked there were hair blogs, forums, tweetups and specialty salons.
  • 2013 Margot Fernandez, "Might you be avoiding 'white food?'",, May 20[9]
    Hydrogenated oils were to the Fifties what High-Fructose Corn Syrup is to us in the Two-Thousandsies.
  • 2014 "The worst songs by the best bands", Harmonix, Feb. 10[10]
    In the 90's, everyone went grunge, and in the two thousandsies and today, it's....well, whatever you call today's music.

Oldest attestation:

  • Comment at The Portland Mercury[11]
    Re: "The Greatest Hold Steady Ticket Giveaway EVER!"
    I drink jack daniels and listen to lifter puller. Oh wait, that was the 90s and I don't remember much more than that. Now I'm older and not much wiser.
    Now in the two thousandsies I drink jack daniels and listen to the hold steady and think about how cool lifter puller was. Then I wake up more hung over than I used to feel.
    Posted by Jalank on 03/12/2009 at 11:55 AM