[ 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.


Nearby words

  1. weekday,
  2. weekdays,
  3. weekend,
  4. weekend bag,
  5. weekend warrior,
  6. weekends,
  7. weekley,
  8. weekly,
  9. weeknight,
  10. weeknightly

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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