Y2K

[ wahy-too-key ]
/ ˈwaɪˌtuˈkeɪ /

noun

the year 2000.
Also called Y2K problem, Y2K bug. millennium bug.

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Origin of Y2K

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

Words nearby Y2K

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Example sentences 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|Josh Seefried|September 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for Y2K

Y2K

noun informal

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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