Adjective "Nineties" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Nineties


    Definition:

    1. a cardinal number, ten times nine.

    2. a symbol for this number, as 90 or XC.

    3. a set of this many persons or things.

    4. nineties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 90 through 99, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or degrees of temperature: His grandmother is in her nineties. adjective

    5. amounting to 90 in number.

    Origin:
    ninety

    Examples:

    "waltzes can be nineties."

    "reporters can be nineties."