any night of the week, usually except Saturday and Sunday.


Also week·night·ly [week-nahyt-lee] /ˈwikˌnaɪt li/. of, on, or for a weeknight: the weeknight lineup of TV programs.

Origin of weeknight

First recorded in 1855–60; week + night
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Contemporary Examples of weeknight

  • His weeknight program, “Coast-to-Coast AM,” discussed aliens, paranormal activity, and shadowy government cover-ups.

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    The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio

    Caitlin Dickson

    November 23, 2014

  • So Serralunga or Monforte Barolo if my wallet is bulging, or Dolcetto is more likely on a weeknight.

  • Cream sauce is a little heavy for a weeknight meal, but creamy sauce is totally acceptable.

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    What to Eat: Spring Pastas


    May 11, 2010

  • The left has built up a nice set of niche media on the Internet and on MSNBC's weeknight primetime coverage.

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    GOP Liars

    Matthew Yglesias

    March 5, 2010

  • There is weeknight partying, haute couture, and plenty of hooking up.

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    The Carrie Bradshaws of Mumbai

    Keshni Kashyap

    February 25, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for weeknight



the evening or night of a weekday
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