already /ɔːlˈrɛdi/


I. adverb

1. before or by now or the time in question

Anna has suffered a great deal already.
2. as surprisingly soon or early as this

it was already past four o’ clock.
(N. Amer.)
‹informal› used after a word or phrase to express impatience

enough already with these crazy kids and their wacky dances!
– origin Middle English: from all (as an adverb) + ready; sense 2 is influenced by Yiddish use.

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