nineties nineties  /ˈnaɪn tiz/


  1. (n) the decade from 1890 to 1899
  2. (n) the decade from 1990 to 1999
  3. (n) the time of life between 90 and 100



  1. Eighties pop star Thomas Dolby has re-emerged in the nineties as a techno-entrepeneur and one of the MP3 format's champions.
  2. By the mid-nineties marijuana had once again become a popular recreational drug.
  3. Just like in the early nineties we had to kick the Iraqis out of Kuwait, in the 1980s the British had to kick the Argentineans out of the Falklands.


  1. Top 10: ‘90s Nickelodeon TV Shows

    These days, it seems like everyone is getting nostalgic for the nineties. Most of us who were young during this generation were avid Nickelodeon watchers, which was THE network for kids. read more
    on June 20, 2013     Source:

  2. Best Bet: Sylvain Le Hen Gold Barrette

    Back in the late nineties, girls would sweep up their hair into messy interpretations of a French twist, complete with perfectly arranged face-framing bangs. You could fasten it with a claw or you could clamp it with a barrette. Consider this Sylvain Le Hen version to be a 2013 upgrade ... More »
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Johnny Depp, ALF Fan

    Oh, Johnny Depp. On the one hand, enduring nineties sex symbol, international super movie star, fedora king, etc. On the other, 50-year-old dude making dumb jokes and being a little confused. In a new profile in Rolling Stone, Depp calls TMZ TLC — even though he also claims to be a ... More »
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. "It's a city that works, from its first World's Fair more than a century ago to the World Cup we hosted in the nineties," Obama said. "We know how to put on big events."
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "In the beginning of the nineties we reunified Europe, now the challenge is whether we will be able to reunify Europe financially," Gyurcsany told reporters.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Ferenc Gyurcsany Source: domain-B

  3. Gary, who was joined in Paris by Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald to perform an exclusive gig in the French capital, added: "The five of us were together a lot over the summer and it felt like we were back in the Nineties. I get an email...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Gary Barlow Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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