mod·​ern-day ˈmä-dərn-ˈdā How to pronounce modern-day (audio)
: existing today
problems facing most modern-day families
modern-day China
often used to indicate that someone or something of the present is similar to someone or something of the past
The two lovers are a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.
the modern-day equivalent of a town crier

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of modern-day was in 1870

Dictionary Entries Near modern-day

Cite this Entry

“Modern-day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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