Meaning of “twenties” in the English Dictionary


"twenties" in English

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twentiesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈtwen.tiz/ us /ˈtwen.t̬iz/

B2 A person's twenties are the period in which they are aged between 20 and 29:

I'd guess she's in her twenties.
the twenties

the range of temperature between 20° and 29°:

The temperature is expected to be in the twenties tomorrow.

B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 20 and 29 in any century, usually 1920–1929 or 2020–2029:

She was born in the twenties.

(Definition of “twenties” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"twenties" in American English

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twentiesplural noun

also 20s, 20’s us /ˈtwen·tiz/

the numbers 20 through 29:

Temperatures were in the twenties (= between 20° and 29°).
Both of our children are now in their twenties (= between 20 and 29 years old).

The twenties are the years between 1920 and 1929.

(Definition of “twenties” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)