weekend warrior

[ week-end wawr-ee-er ]

  1. a reservist who attends weekend meetings of their unit in order to fulfill military obligations.

  2. a person who engages in a hobby or activity only on weekends or in their leisure time and is not considered to be particularly skilled, prepared, etc.: They sell exercise equipment for the casual user and weekend warrior.

Origin of weekend warrior

First recorded in 1930–35

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How to use weekend warrior in a sentence

  • The single webbing strap is remarkably durable and hugs the foot like a good friend until the day it completely fails—which for me was roughly three years when I was river guiding and is about a decade now that I am a weekend warrior.