nowadays etymology

English word nowadays comes from English now, English adays

Detailed word origin of nowadays

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now English (eng) (countable, chiefly, in, _, phenomenology) A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant.. (often, with "the") The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.. (uncountable) The present time. (archaic, legal) At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the [...]
adays English (eng) (obsolete) In the daytime.. (obsolete) Nowadays; in the present time period.
nowadays English (eng) At the present time; in the current era. [from 14th c.].