now, now

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of now, now

1 used to tell someone not to be worried or unhappy
  • Now, now, don't cry. Everything will be all right. You'll see!
2 used in speech to express criticism or disapproval in a gentle way
  • Now, now. There's no need to use that kind of language.

Word by Word Definitions

now play
  1. : at the present time or moment

  2. : in the time immediately before the present

  3. : in the time immediately to follow : forthwith

  1. : in view of the fact that : since

  1. : the present time or moment

  1. : of or relating to the present time : existing

  2. : excitingly new

  3. : constantly aware of what is new


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