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anon

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/ əˈnɒn /
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adverb

in a short time; soon.
at another time.
Archaic. at once; immediately.

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Idioms for anon

    ever and anon, now and then; occasionally.

Origin of anon

before 1000; Middle English anon, anoon,Old English on āne in one (course), i.e., straightaway

Definition for anon (2 of 2)

anon.

abbreviation

anonymous.
anonymously.

Origin of anon.

First recorded in 1730–40
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British Dictionary definitions for anon (1 of 2)

anon
/ (əˈnɒn) /

adverb archaic, or literary

in a short time; soon
ever and anon now and then

Word Origin for anon

Old English on āne, literally: in one, that is, immediately

British Dictionary definitions for anon (2 of 2)

anon.

abbreviation for

anonymous
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Cultural definitions for anon

anon.

An abbreviation for anonymous, used to indicate unknown or unacknowledged authorship. Without the period, anon means “at another time” or “again.”

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