Origin of aught1
Definition for aughts (2 of 3)
Definition for aughts (3 of 3)
verb (used with object) Scot.
- ownership; possession.
- property; a possession.
Examples from the Web for aughts
But during the aughts, the stunning actress had to fight back against being typecast.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church|Marlow Stern|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early in the aughts, Wall Street whistled, and neither Clinton nor de Blasio barked.
Apple's products, though, are severely closed, yet it managed to rise to the top in the aughts.
In the aughts, GDP fell by 5.1 percent, nearly twice as much.
I told you all a million times: In the aughts, things happened, and I had to create my own reality.
"Ay, and aughts," replied Sancho, and in replying he let the stream wash his fingers.The Story of Don Quixote|Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
British Dictionary definitions for aughts (1 of 2)
ought used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses
Word Origin for aught
British Dictionary definitions for aughts (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for aughts (1 of 2)
"something," Old English awiht "aught, anything, something," literally "e'er a whit," from Proto-Germanic *aiwi "ever" (from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity;" see eon) + *wihti "thing, anything whatever" (see wight). In Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, aught and ought occur indiscriminately.