from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Any longer; at the present.
  • adverb From now on.
  • adverb Chiefly Midland US Nowadays.

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  • adverb Alternative form of any more.

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  • adverb at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative


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  • This is such a weird word. You have to negate it before you use it! Ergo, this word can only be used to describe things that it doesn't describe.

    I think that that's downright spooky.

    April 20, 2008

  • The linguistics survey that I've been linking to offers four different maps for the American usage of this word: map 1, map 2, map 3, and map 4.

    That third map is definitely the odd one out, and I can't figure out why.

    April 20, 2008

  • My favorite usage of this is one I first encountered in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, meaning roughly "these days." As in: "Anymore, I don't go there," or: "Anymore, you don't hardly have to know someone to get in there."

    April 20, 2008