oneties

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  • Oneties

EtymologyEdit

one +‎ -ties (plural of -ty), in imitation of the names of other decades (twenties, thirties, etc)

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oneties (plural only)

  1. (nonce word) The second decade of a century: the 1910s, the 2010s, etc. The tens.
    • 1914, Amherst College, “Amherst graduates' quarterly”, volume 4, page 6: 
      Our readers — and contributors — are apt to elect a good deal according to years. The seventies and eighties, we may suppose, are concerned for the large educational and cultural interests of their Alma Mater; the nineties are deep in the practical and business activities; the noughties are not naughty, but still young enough to sport a fantastic costume at reunion and let the college wag as it will; the oneties are the really wise as to what the college ought to be, especially on its athletic side, but as contributors modest.
    • 1945, Alumni association, University of Toronto, “University of Toronto monthly”, volume 45, page 232: 
      Marking its thirty-fifth anniversary, the Class of 1910 University College, first of the "Oneties", held its seventh five-yearly reunion and the third under wartime conditions, during Commencement week.

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