Definition of anon in English:



informal, archaic
  • Soon; shortly.

    ‘I'll see you anon’
    • ‘More on that anon, no doubt, as I'm even more confused now.’
    • ‘That, as it turned out, was a fortunate confluence of events, of which more anon.’
    • ‘By all accounts, women are also interested in playing and we'll be hearing more about that anon.’
    • ‘Names of any additional sponsors coming on board will be added to the roll of honour anon.’
    • ‘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.’
    soon, shortly, in a little while, in a short time, presently, before long, in the near future
    just now
    by and by, ere long
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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’.