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weekday

[week-dey]
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noun
  1. any day of the week except Sunday or, often, Saturday and Sunday.
adjective
  1. of or on a weekday: weekday occupations.

Origin of weekday

before 900; Middle English; Old English wicdæg. See week, day
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Examples from the Web for weekday

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  • I don't know whether these were his weekday or his Sunday clothes.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • She herself, Ursula Brangwen, must know how to take the weekday life.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • Her body must be a weekday body, held in the world's estimate.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • Her soul must have a weekday value, known according to the world's knowledge.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • Well, then, there was a weekday life to live, of action and deeds.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence


British Dictionary definitions for weekday

weekday

noun
  1. any day of the week other than Sunday and, often, Saturday
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Word Origin and History for weekday

n.

Old English wicdæge "day of the week" (cf. Old High German wehhatag, Old Norse vikudagr). See week + day. In Middle English, any day other than Sunday.

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