occurring or appearing once a fortnight.


once a fortnight.

noun, plural fort·night·lies.

a periodical issued every two weeks.

Origin of fortnightly

First recorded in 1790–1800; fortnight + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fortnightly

Contemporary Examples of fortnightly

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Historical Examples of fortnightly

British Dictionary definitions for fortnightly



occurring or appearing once each fortnight


once a fortnight

noun plural -lies

a publication issued at intervals of two weeks
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