- Nowadays is defined as something in the current time or something going on now.
When discussing how many more people have the Internet today than ten years ago, this is an example of a time when you might say "nowadays everyone has the Internet."
in these days; at the present time
Origin of nowadaysMiddle English nou adaies ; from now + on + day + -s, adv. suffix
the present time
During the present time; now.
Origin of nowadaysMiddle English nouadaies : nou, now; see now + a (variant of on, on; see on) + daies, genitive of dai, day; see Day .