(adverb) (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while; “see you anon”


(adverb) at another time; “ever and anon”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Shortened form of anonymous

Proper noun


The name given when an author's name is unknown.


• 'onna, Nona, Onan, nano, nano-, nona-, onna

Etymology 1


anon (not comparable)

(archaic) Straight away; at once.

Soon; in a little while.

At another time; then; again.

Etymology 2


anon (plural anons)

An anonymous person, especially an author.

A work with an unknown author.

A work without a title.


anon (not comparable)



• 'onna, Nona, Onan, nano, nano-, nona-, onna

Source: Wiktionary

A*non", adv. Etym: [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), fr. AS. on in + an one. See On and One.]

1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.] The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. Matt. xiii. 20.

2. Soon; in a little while. As it shall better appear anon. Stow.

3. At another time; then; again. Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright. Shak. Anon right, at once; right off. [Obs.] Chaucer.

– Ever and anon, now and then; frequently; often. A pouncet box, which ever and anon He gave his nose. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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