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anon

[uh-non] /əˈnɒn/
adverb
1.
in a short time; soon.
2.
at another time.
3.
Archaic. at once; immediately.
Idioms
4.
ever and anon, now and then; occasionally.
Origin of anon
1000
before 1000; Middle English anon, anoon, Old English on āne in one (course), i.e., straightaway

anon.

Origin
1730-40
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British Dictionary definitions for anon

anon

/əˈnɒn/
adverb (archaic or literary)
1.
in a short time; soon
2.
ever and anon, now and then
Word Origin
Old English on āne, literally: in one, that is, immediately

anon.

abbreviation
1.
anonymous
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Word Origin and History for anon
adv.

late Old English anon, earlier on an, literally "into one," thus "continuously; straightway (in one course), at once;" see one. By gradual misuse, "soon, in a little while" (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in the enduring power of procrastination.

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anon in Culture

anon. definition


An abbreviation for anonymous, used to indicate unknown or unacknowledged authorship. Without the period, anon means “at another time” or “again.”

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Related Abbreviations for anon

anon.

anonymous
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