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What does Mondays mean?
The word Mondays can be used as an adverb meaning every Monday or on Mondays, as in I work Mondays or Many restaurants are closed Mondays.
When it’s used as an adverb, Mondays describes when something happens or when an action is taken.
The singular form Monday can also be used as an adverb, as in We’re closed Monday or Do you work Monday?
Mondays (ending with an s) usually implies that the action or event is a regular occurrence, such as one that happens according to a schedule. For example, saying, “I work Mondays” means that you work every Monday. In contrast, saying, “I work on Monday” or “I work Monday” typically means that you are scheduled to work on the upcoming Monday.
The word Mondays is used in a different way in the slang expression case of the Mondays, a humorous way of referring to the state of being grumpy or sluggish because it is a Monday. In the phrase, Mondays is used as if it were the name of a medical condition.
Example: The shop is open from Tuesday through Saturday, but it’s closed Sundays and Mondays.
Where does Mondays come from?
The first records of the word Monday come from before 1000, but the use of Mondays as an adverb is first recorded in the 1850s. The suffix -s is used to make it an adverb. It’s used this way in similar time-related words like sometimes and weekdays. You can add this -s suffix to other words to turn them into adverbs, including every other day of the week, as well as words like nights, as in I work nights.
The word Monday itself comes from the Middle English Mone(n)day, from the Old English mōn(an)dæg, which is a translation of the Late Latin lūnae diēs, meaning “moon’s day.”
If you’re curious to know more about the history behind the word Monday, just read our article on the name’s fascinating origins.
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How is Mondays used in real life?
As an adverb, Mondays is commonly used in discussion of when people work and when businesses will be open or closed.
Now that I work Mondays. Mondays truly feel like Monday. Not trying to be negative Nancy or anything
— ASIA (@Ayyeeesssiiiaa) January 11, 2021
The sushi place by me is closed Mondays and I'm unreasonably upset by the fact
— The Bohrs (@neighborhoodsom) January 11, 2021
reminder: We're open Mondays AND Tuesdays from 4:30 to 11 pm. Come down & visit with Jen! (We have 3 now… chances are 1 will be working!)
— Tyranena Brewing Co (@tyranena) June 8, 2009
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Example sentences from the Web for Mondays
For now, the coherence and scale of Moral Mondays is a success ironically founded in shared defeat.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday|Jedediah Purdy|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neil deGrasse Tyson has never suffered from a case of the Mondays.
Football is played every week of the season on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.
Dad is off on Mondays and Lexy is at daycare, but it is a regular work day for mom.Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy|Michael Daly|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Mondays and Thursdays, meals are served at 5pm to whomever comes—no questions asked.
His week-work was on Mondays each week throughout the year, three days a week at harvest.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
A newspaper of the time, issued on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers|Various
She worked at the Canteen on Mondays, always the busiest evening.The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
We worked in the garden on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for half an hour each day.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools|Virginia McGaw
The neighbour said his aunt went out washing on Mondays, and Harry was sent to the Nursery.The Girls of St. Olave's|Mabel Mackintosh