everyday

[adjective ev-ree-dey; noun ev-ree-dey]

adjective

of or relating to every day; daily: an everyday occurrence.
of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with Sundays, holidays, or special occasions: everyday clothes.
such as is met with every day; ordinary; commonplace: a placid, everyday scene.

noun

the routine or ordinary day or occasion: We use inexpensive plates for everyday.

Nearby words

  1. every time one turns around,
  2. every tom, dick, and harry,
  3. every which way,
  4. everybody,
  5. everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,
  6. everyhow,
  7. everyman,
  8. everyone,
  9. everyplace,
  10. everything

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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British Dictionary definitions for everyday

everyday

adjective

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

everyday

adj.

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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