- 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."
Origin of nowadaysMiddle English nou adaies ; from now + on + day + -s, adv. suffix
Origin of nowadaysMiddle English nouadaies : nou, now; see now + a (variant of on, on; see on) + daies, genitive of dai, day; see Day .
From now + adays.