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.
‹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.