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Y2K

[wahy-too-key]
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noun
  1. the year 2000.
  2. 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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Y2K

noun informal
  1. another name for the year 2000 ad (esp referring to the millennium bug)

Word Origin

C20: y (ear) + 2 + k (in the sense: thousand)
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