Etymology
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anon (adv.)

late Old English anon "straightway, forthwith," earlier on an, literally "into one," thus "continuously; straightway (in one course), at once;" see one. As a reply, "at once, coming!" By gradual misuse, "soon, in a little while" (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in procrastination.

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Definitions of anon

anon (adv.)
at another time;
ever and anon
anon (adv.)
(old-fashioned or informal) in a little while;
see you anon
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