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[sem-ee-week-lee, sem-ahy-]
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  1. occurring, done, appearing, or published twice a week: semiweekly visits.
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noun, plural sem·i·week·lies.
  1. a semiweekly publication.
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  1. twice a week: He traveled semiweekly to Detroit.
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Origin of semiweekly

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; semi- + weekly
Can be confusedbiweekly semiweekly (see usage note at bi-1)

Usage note

See bi-1.
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Historical Examples

  • The old town of Cherbourg was experiencing its semi-weekly apotheosis.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • The editors and proprietors were Williston & Bartlett, and the paper was a semi-weekly.

  • Hitchcock in semi-weekly Courier and Enquirer, Mar. 1, 1848.

  • For semi-weekly mails the company was to receive $600,000 a year.

    The Last American Frontier

    Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson

  • The Journal and Tribune are published daily, semi-weekly and weekly.

Word Origin and History for semi-weekly


also semiweekly, "occurring twice a week," 1791, from semi- + weekly.

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