The Aughties refers to the decade between 2000-2009. All the terms, "The Aughties", "the Aughts", "the Noughties", or "the Oughties" stands for the years 2000-2009.

The words "aught" and "ought" refers to "nothing", "zero" as a noun. In British English, "aught" often means “all”, as in "For aught I care, ...", "“for aught I know, ..."

80s: The Eighties
90s: The Nineties
00s: The Noughties, The Aughts, The Aughties, The Oughties

George W. Bush was the president of the United States in the Aughties.
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