The Aughts refers to the decade between 2000-2009. The Aughts, the Aughties, the Noughties, or the Oughties, all are the terms which 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 Aughts.
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