Etymology
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nowadays (adv.)

"in these times, at the present," late 14c., contracted from Middle English nou adayes (mid-14c.), from now + adayes "during the day" (see adays).

updated on July 15, 2019

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Definitions of nowadays from WordNet
1
nowadays (n.)
the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;
Synonyms: present
2
nowadays (adv.)
in these times; "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford;
Synonyms: now / today
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.