Words nearby weeknight
What is a weeknight?
Since the weekend is considered to consist of Saturday and Sunday, the weekdays are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The word week most commonly refers to any period of seven consecutive days, or to the seven-day period on the calendar that begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. However, in weekday and weeknight, it refers to the five-day period that’s often considered the workweek or school week. The standard workweek is from Monday through Friday, though working schedules vary widely.
For this reason, terms like weekday and weeknight are typically used—instead of just saying day or night—to distinguish them from the days and nights on the weekend.
The similar terms work night and school night refer to nights when a person has to work or go to school the next day. Weeknight doesn’t necessarily imply this, but most people are probably less likely to call Friday night a weeknight since Friday evening is often considered the start of the weekend (though Friday is still considered a weekday.)
Weeknight is commonly used as an adjective, as in weeknight dinner.
The word weeknights can be used as an adverb meaning on weeknights, as in I work weeknights, but I’m free weekends.
Example: I don’t usually like to be out so late on a weeknight, but I couldn’t miss this!
Where does weeknight come from?
The first records of the word weeknight come from around the 1700s. The word weekday is much older, first recorded before the 900s.
Many people spend their weekend nights going out, spending time with friends, and staying up later. In contrast, weeknights are often work nights or school nights, when people tend to go to sleep earlier. This is what people are referring to when they say they’re out late for a weeknight.
The word weeknight should not be confused with a wee knight, which is a very small knight whose shining armor is probably too heavy for the little guy! (Good luck not thinking about this every time you see the word weeknight now.)
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- weeknights (plural noun, adverb)
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How is weeknight used in real life?
The word weeknight is typically used to distinguish a night as being one during the workweek as opposed to one on the weekend.
— Food52 (@Food52) December 16, 2015
Staying up late on a weeknight makes me feel so nostalgic.
— Jenn Im (@imjennim) August 17, 2016
My weekly 7mile walks are slowly starting to pay off with weight-loss. With the park being open weeknights and typically slow, I hope to go over and take a walk each night.
— Chris Cronrath #BLM (@Ccron10) December 7, 2020
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Tuesday night is a weeknight.
How to use weeknight in a sentence
This recipe takes a different tack, marrying sliced peaches in a skillet with pork chops and savory seasonings for a weeknight dinner.Pork chops and peaches meld savory with sweet in this speedy skillet dinner|Ellie Krieger|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
Many of the ingredients are among my pantry staples — an onion, gochujang, that jar of kimchi sitting in the back of my fridge — so cooking this on a weeknight is perfectly manageable.
One of the things that makes lentils so easy to incorporate into weeknight cooking, however, is that they cook so quickly.A crispy feta and panko topping gives this lentil gratin its zing|Ann Maloney|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Here’s how to pick and prepare them, whether you plan to serve them at a holiday feast or for a weeknight dinner.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Jaffrey elegantly balances spices including cardamom for a simple weeknight dish.Make fragrant, floral cardamom your spice of the season with these 6 recipes|Kari Sonde|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
His weeknight program, “Coast-to-Coast AM,” discussed aliens, paranormal activity, and shadowy government cover-ups.
Meyers still has a way to go if he wants to make his new weeknight gig must-see daily viewing.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
While no one wants to follow a quick weeknight dinner with a heart attack, the appeal of this simple dish is undeniable.