The decade from 2000 to 2009. A play on the phrase "the eighties" and the word aught, meaning "zero".
USA Today leads with new Census data showing immigrants who've arrived in the Aughties have come with slightly more education than in previous decades. (From Eric Umansky's article "Oui Are Family" in Slate Magazine 2/22/05).
by bolonium February 22, 2005