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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Examples of nowadays in a Sentence

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 Financial risks coupled with an endless amount of data available nowadays can paralyze decision-makers. Star Tribune, 17 July 2021 For some people nowadays, Marshall would tick lots of wrong boxes. New York Times, 14 July 2021 Unlike many teen shows nowadays, Never Have I Ever's charm isn't in its big mysteries or some sort of supernatural hook. Ew Staff,, 10 May 2021 Most maximum-security prison yards in New York State nowadays are asphalt covered, which means that not even a blade of grass can be seen or touched, let alone a tree. Vanessa Del Rio, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2021 Vaccine lotteries are all the rage nowadays, but as Politico’s Dan Goldberg and Tucker Doherty write, Ohio is the state that got the most bang for its buck. cleveland, 21 June 2021 Kids don’t get enough credit, nowadays, with travel ball and everything else that goes on with these early commitments. Adam Lichtenstein,, 19 June 2021 Owning a pair of earbuds is certainly commonplace nowadays — but so is losing them. Chris Hachey, BGR Canada, 5 Jan. 2021 Dear Heloise: Why are so many TV commercials so disgusting nowadays? Washington Post, 10 June 2021

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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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22 Jul 2021

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“Nowadays.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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