now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-(ə-)ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Definition of nowadays

: at the present time People don't wear hats much nowadays.

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People don't wear hats much nowadays. nowadays wives are just as likely to work outside the home as their husbands are
Recent Examples on the Web Comic books and graphic novels are mainstream nowadays. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 things to do with your kids this winter around Milwaukee, from kites on ice to Disney on Ice," 27 Dec. 2019 Searching for sharks Fishing so close to home is a luxury nowadays. Bhanu Sridharan, Quartz India, "A little village in southern India may have the secret to sustainable shark fishing," 25 Nov. 2019 Because ppl are so sensitive nowadays the Victoria secret fashion show got cancelled ? Georgia Slater,, "Here's How the Internet Is Reacting to the 2019 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Cancelation," 22 Nov. 2019 Tailgating nowadays can provide a meal fit for a king. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Gifts for Tailgating Fans," 20 Nov. 2019 However, nowadays many families will release the carp into a river on Christmas Eve, rather than eat it to avoid animal cruelty. Ashley Novak, CNN, "Christmas traditions around the world," 25 Dec. 2019 After decades of bloody battles and violent raids, things have quieted down for the medieval fortress, which, nowadays, teems with more tourists than soldiers and offers pleasant views of Loch Ness. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Job Hunting? How About Working at a Stunning Scottish Castle?," 25 Dec. 2019 Monetary policy is the most high-profile of the Bank’s functions but nowadays far from the only one. The Economist, "Old Lady, New Bailey In Andrew Bailey, the Bank of England gets a technocratic new boss," 20 Dec. 2019 Recent committee hearings on Capitol Hill, though, nowadays contain very little listening. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Trump impeached, no surprise here; It’s about time for Denver Post taking a stand on impeachment; Redefining Congress (12/20/19)," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of nowadays

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nowadays

Middle English now a dayes, from now entry 1 + a dayes during the day

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The first known use of nowadays was in the 14th century

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13 Jan 2020

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“Nowadays.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nowadays

: at the present time


now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-ə-ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Kids Definition of nowadays

: at the present time No one goes there much nowadays.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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