Friday

[ frahy-dey, -dee ]
/ ˈfraɪ deɪ, -di /
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noun

the sixth day of the week, following Thursday.

Origin of Friday

before 1000; Middle English; Old English Frīgedæg Freya's day, equivalent to Frīge (genitive singular of Frēo) + dæg day; Frēo is identical with Old English adj. frēo free

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British Dictionary definitions for friday

Friday

/ (ˈfraɪdɪ, -deɪ) /

noun

the sixth day of the week; fifth day of the working week

Word Origin for Friday

Old English Frīgedæg, literally: Freya's day; related to Old Frisian frīadei, Old High German frīatag

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Word Origin and History for friday

Friday

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Culture definitions for friday

Friday

A native character in Robinson Crusoe, so named because Crusoe found him on a Friday. Friday places himself in service to Crusoe and helps him survive.

Note

Figuratively, a “man Friday” or “girl Friday” is a valued helper.

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Idioms and Phrases with friday

Friday

see black Friday; girl Friday; thank god (it's Friday).

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