Y2OK


Y2OK
adj.
Describes the lack of serious computer problems resulting from the changeover from 1999 to 2000.
Example Citation:
"After a year of computer-bug fears and a month of terrorism warnings, everything was Y2OK."
— Joel Stein, "Hey, You In That Bunker, You Can Come Out Now!," Time, January 1, 2000
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