- the year 2000.
- Also called Y2K problem, Y2K bug. millennium bug.
Origin of Y2K
1995–2000; Y(ear) + 2 + K symbol for the number 1000
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Examples from the Web for y2k
For most of us, the repeal of DADT has been Y2K all over: something hyped, but nothing more.I Am a Gay Airman
September 19, 2011
- another name for the year 2000 ad (esp referring to the millennium bug)
C20: y (ear) + 2 + k (in the sense: thousand)
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