Definition of anon in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈnɒn


archaic or • informal
  • Soon; shortly: I’ll see you anon
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    • He was as much a part of the family as everyone else, though he did have a strained relationship with some of the extended family, more of which anon.
    • More on that anon, no doubt, as I'm even more confused now.
    • By all accounts, women are also interested in playing and we'll be hearing more about that anon.
    soon, shortly, in a little while, in a short time, presently, before long, in the near future; South African just now
    dated directly
    literary by and by, ere long


Old English on ān 'into one', on āne 'in one'. The original sense was 'in or into one state, course, etc.', which developed into the temporal sense 'at once'.

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