American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. During the present time; now.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In these days; in the present age: sometimes used as a noun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In these days; at the present time.
- adv. in these times
- n. the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
- From now + adays. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English nouadaies : nou, now; see now + a (variant of on, on; see on) + daies, genitive of dai, day; see day. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even to evoke the term nowadays sounds, to many, a little dated, like referring to your wife as your "lady" or to a band as a "group.”
“JAVIER ROMERO, RADIO SHOW HOST: If you want to go global, as they use the term nowadays, you better know English.”
“Yes, but not exactly as we commonly regard the term nowadays," smiled”
“The term nowadays is accepted among some groups of young Italian-Americans as merely being a style of living and dress.”
“But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...”
“But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves …”
“It's a little less magical of a title nowadays, what with Allah getting a bad rap from the actions of his more sadistic followers.”
“Janus, god of doors, what we call nowadays a janitor.”
“There is an obligation arising from the bands that knit us to one another, so that no man can possess his good alone without being untrue to what we call nowadays the solidarity of humanity.”
“Make all allowances you like for circumstances -- what they call nowadays 'environment,' by which formidable word some people seem to think that they have explained away a great many difficulties -- make all allowances you like for inheritance -- what they now call”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nowadays’.
Neologisms are fine.
States of being are listed on oofy.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Looking for tweets for nowadays.