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workaday

[wur-kuh-dey] /ˈwɜr kəˌdeɪ/
adjective
1.
of or befitting working days; characteristic of a workday and its occupations.
2.
ordinary; commonplace; everyday; prosaic.
Origin of workaday
1150-1200
1150-1200; alteration (probably after nowadays) of earlier worky-day workday, alteration (by association with holiday) of Middle English werkeday, obscurely derived from work and day
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workaday

/ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ/
adjective (usually prenominal)
1.
being a part of general human experience; ordinary
2.
suitable for working days; everyday or practical
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Word Origin and History for workaday

c.1200, werkedei, from Old Norse virkr dagr "working day;" see work (n.) + day. Older than workday (early 15c.). It passed into an adj. 16c.

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