Y2OK
adj. Not susceptible to or experiencing computer problems related to the changeover from 1999 to 2000.

Example Citations:
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

Trying to sum up a worldwide story in one headline seemed too much for some newspapers, which stuck with numbers instead: The New York Times used “1/1/00,” and The Washington Post and the New York Daily News chose “2000.”

Y2OK,” the Chicago Sun-Times said.
—Martha T. Moore, “ There was no crisis, but it was still a good story,” USA Today, January 3, 2000

Earliest Citation:
—Stephen Power, “Gramm says Texas banks Y2OK,” The Dallas Morning News, February 14, 1999

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