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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.
I usually work Tuesdays…feels a little weird to be off
— Lexx, The Leo♌️ (@lilredlexisss) January 19, 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
I miss being off Tuesdays
— Evelin (@pwincessevee) January 19, 2021
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We have mandatory in-office days on Tuesdays and Thursdays to avoid this very issue.Hybrid-working headaches: Letting employees pick their in-office days could foster ‘culture of cliques’|Jessica Davies|August 24, 2021|Digiday
Meanwhile, 90% of dating app Hinge’s 130 employees say having no meetings on Tuesdays helps them accomplish more.‘Productivity is through the roof’: Why companies are waging war on meetings to tackle burnout|Jessica Davies|August 16, 2021|Digiday
When the season got shut down, my dad switched me over to doing tempos on Tuesdays and hills on Fridays.Introducing the Country’s Fastest High Schooler|Martin Fritz Huber|June 4, 2021|Outside Online
Two rescheduled games were played on Tuesdays, and another was played on a Wednesday.The 2021 NFL schedule is out. Check out this year’s must-see games.|Mark Maske|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
In particular, he had a weekly ritual he called Bad Movie Tuesdays, which led Imani to ask what his favorite bad movie is.Date Lab: Can an ‘extreme extrovert’ and introvert hit it off?|Damona Hoffman|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
I believe Tuesdays are the days he signs off on the people on the list.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets|Marlow Stern|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An example of a law that would flunk the rational basis test is one that prohibits people born on Tuesdays from driving.Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational|Geoffrey R. Stone|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people line up to take hot showers.A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After school, she heads to an enrichment program: architecture on Mondays, rocketry on Tuesdays, and sculpture on Wednesdays.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway|Claire Stern|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Why lead off Tuesdays with new entry The Originals instead of pairing it with its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries?
She completely abandoned her Tuesdays at home, and did not return the visits of those who had called upon her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I'd heard sirens like these before -- they test the civil defense sirens at noon on Tuesdays.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
They count their Tuesdays and Wednesdays with calculation as work-days, which should be childishly wind-sweptly free.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
"My aunt is always at home on Tuesdays—I hope you will come to see us," responded May, grateful for his manifest sympathy.The Quiver, 2/1900|Various
On Tuesdays and Fridays the bureau of the regimental staff was crammed with officers.