[adjective ev-ree-dey; noun ev-ree-dey]
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  1. of or relating to every day; daily: an everyday occurrence.
  2. of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with Sundays, holidays, or special occasions: everyday clothes.
  3. such as is met with every day; ordinary; commonplace: a placid, everyday scene.
  1. the routine or ordinary day or occasion: We use inexpensive plates for everyday.

Origin of everyday

First recorded in 1325–75, everyday is from the Middle English word everydayes. See every, day
Related formseve·ry·day·ness, noun

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  1. happening each day; daily
  2. commonplace or usual; ordinary
  3. suitable for or used on ordinary days as distinct from Sundays or special days
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Word Origin and History for everyday

late 14c., "a week day" (n.); 1630s, "worn on ordinary days" (adj.), as opposed to Sundays or high days, from every + day; extended sense of "to be met with every day, common" is from 1763.

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