[ tooz-deyz, -deez, tyooz- ]
/ ˈtuz deɪz, -diz, ˈtyuz- /
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every Tuesday; on Tuesdays: Tuesdays I work at home.
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What does Tuesdays mean?

The word Tuesdays can be used as an adverb meaning every Tuesday or on Tuesdays, as in I work Tuesdays or The restaurant is closed Tuesdays. 

Tuesdays is of course also the plural of Tuesday, the name of the weekday between Monday and Wednesday.

When it’s used as an adverb, Tuesdays describes when something happens or when an action is taken.

The singular form Tuesday can also be used as an adverb, as in We’re closed Tuesday or Do you work Tuesday?

Tuesdays (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 Tuesdays” means that you work every Tuesday. In contrast, saying, “I work on Tuesday” or “I work Tuesday” typically means that you are scheduled to work on the upcoming Tuesday.

Example: The shop is open from Wednesday through Saturday, but it’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where does Tuesdays come from?

The first records of the word Tuesday come from before 1050, but the use of Tuesdays as an adverb is first recorded in the 1600s. 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 Tuesday itself comes from the Middle English tewesday, from the Old English Tīwes daeg, meaning “Tiu‘s day.” This is a translation of (or is modeled on) the Latin term diēs Mārtis, meaning “Mars’s day.” In Old English, the Roman god of war Mars was subbed out in favor of Tiu, the war god of Anglo-Saxon mythology (equivalent to the Norse god Tyr).

If you’re curious to know more about the history behind the word Tuesday, just read our article on the name’s fascinating origins.

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How is Tuesdays used in real life?

As an adverb, Tuesdays is commonly used in discussion of when people work and when businesses will be open or closed.


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