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nowadays

[ nou-uh-deyz ]
/ ˈnaʊ əˌdeɪz /
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adverb
at the present day; in these times: Few people do their laundry by hand nowadays.
noun
the present: The kitchens of nowadays are much more efficient than when I was a boy.
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Origin of nowadays

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

nowadays
/ (ˈnaʊəˌdeɪz) /

adverb
in these times

Word Origin for nowadays

C14: from now + adays from Old English a on + dæges genitive of day
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