Y2K

[wahy-too-key]

Origin of Y2K

1995–2000; Y(ear) + 2 + K symbol for the number 1000
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Examples from the Web for y2k

Contemporary Examples of y2k

  • For most of us, the repeal of DADT has been Y2K all over: something hyped, but nothing more.

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    September 19, 2011


British Dictionary definitions for y2k

Y2K

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

Word Origin for Y2K

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