Cyber Monday

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  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cyber Monday1

First recorded in 2005–10

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Example Sentences

In China, for Singles’ Day, a November event several times larger than Cyber Monday in North America, Nike was the top athletic-wear brand, garnering the most visits in that category on Tmall, a massive online store there.

From Fortune

Now all eyes are on “Cyber Monday,” which has for the last several years has been the biggest online shopping day of the four-day stretch.

Even as the concept of Cyber Monday evolves past a single day, industry analysts expect that enthusiasm for sales and discounts during and past the coronavirus will remain.

From Digiday

With the holidays around the corner, you may have a few gifts to check off the list, and Cyber Monday is the perfect shopping holiday to get it done.

The so-called Cyber Five days — Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday — are nearly upon us.


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More About Cyber Monday

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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