Adjective "nineties" definition and examples

(Nineties may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

plural noun

The 1890s, regarded as a time of liberalism and permissiveness, especially in Britain and France.

    More definitions

    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "waltzes can be nineties."

    "reporters can be nineties."

    Origin

    (ninety)