nowadays

[nou-uh-deyz]
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noun
  1. the present: The kitchens of nowadays are much more efficient than when I was a boy.

Origin of nowadays

1325–75; Middle English nou adaies; see now, a-1, day, -s1
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nowadays

adverb
  1. in these times

Word Origin for nowadays

C14: from now + adays from Old English a on + dæges genitive of day
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Word Origin and History for nowadays
adv.

late 14c., contracted from Middle English nou adayes (mid-14c.), from now + adayes "during the day," with adverbial genitive (see day).

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