twenties

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twenties

  1. plural of twenty

twenties pl (plural only)

  1. The decade of the 1820s, 1920s, 2020s, etc.
    My roommates said they were hosting a twenties party which I assumed meant the 1920s but it turned out the theme was the 1120s BCE.
    • 2001, Toni McNaron, I Dwell in Possibility: A Memoir[1], Feminist Press at the City University of New York, →ISBN:
      Old photos show her in typical twenties styles—tight-fitting black dresses with lace, low-slung wide belts, large ornamental pins on her equally large bodice, funny hats with feathers.
  2. The decade of one's life from age 20 through age 29.
    The waiter was in his twenties.
    • 1954 "The Fellowship of the Ring", J.R.R. Tolkien
      At that time Frodo was still in his tweens, as the hobbits called the irresponsible twenties between childhood and coming of age at thirty-three.
  3. (temperature, rates, plural only) The range between 20 and 29.
    She shivered; twenties by the water felt different than twenties in the mountains.

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