Cyber Monday

[ sahy-ber muhn-dey, -dee ]
/ ˈsaɪ bər ˈmʌn deɪ, -di /
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the Monday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest online shopping days: I did a lot of online shopping on Cyber Monday, but I was disappointed there weren’t more free-shipping deals.
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Origin of Cyber Monday

First recorded in 2005–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023


What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is an annual event during the holiday shopping season that’s devoted to online shopping. Online retailers are known for offering deals and discounts on the day.

Cyber Monday is part of a series of unofficial holidays focused on shopping opportunities at what’s considered the beginning of the holiday season. This period begins with Black Friday, the oldest and most established of such days. Cyber Monday is a more recent addition, along with Small Business Saturday  (the day for buying from small businesses).

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Thanksgiving (which is the fourth Thursday in November).

In 2023, Cyber Monday is November 27. In 2024, it will fall on December 2.

More information and context on Cyber Monday

The name Cyber Monday was first used in 2005 by the National Retail Federation to encourage people to shop online. The word cyber is used in reference to the internet.

Cyber Monday is often considered to be the online shopping equivalent of Black Friday, which dates back to at least the 1950s.

What are some terms that often get used in discussing Cyber Monday?

How is Cyber Monday discussed in real life?

Cyber Monday is known for deep discounts and deals promoted by online retailers.



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True or False?

Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

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