[ week-en-der ]
/ ˈwikˌɛn dər /


a person who goes on a weekend vacation.
a weekend guest.
a traveling bag large enough to carry the clothing and personal articles needed for a weekend trip.
a small pleasure boat, especially a sailboat, equipped to accommodate usually not more than four persons for a weekend cruise.
a person who engages in a sport, hobby, or other activity occasionally, especially on weekends.
Slang. a minor offender sentenced to serve a weekend or series of weekends in jail.


Origin of weekender

First recorded in 1875–80; weekend + -er1
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Examples from the Web for weekender

  • The lady cyclist and the weekender will avail themselves of their advantages rather than the rural labourer.

British Dictionary definitions for weekender


/ (ˌwiːkˈɛndə) /


a person spending a weekend holiday in a place, esp habitually
Australian a house, shack, etc, occupied only at weekends, for holidays, etc
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