Definition of modern-day adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɒdn ˈdeɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːdərn ˈdeɪ//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1of the present time synonym contemporary modern-day America
  2. 2used to describe a modern form of somebody/something, usually somebody/something bad or unpleasant, that existed in the past It has been called modern-day slavery.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: modern-day