nowadays

adverb now·a·days \ ˈnau̇-(ə-)ˌdāz \

Definition of nowadays

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

Examples of nowadays in a Sentence

  1. People don't wear hats much nowadays.

  2. nowadays wives are just as likely to work outside the home as their husbands are

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Origin and Etymology of nowadays

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

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NOWADAYS Defined for English Language Learners

nowadays

adverb

Definition of nowadays for English Language Learners

  • : at the present time


NOWADAYS Defined for Kids

nowadays

adverb now·a·days \ ˈnau̇-ə-ˌdāz \

Definition of nowadays for Students

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


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