- of or befitting working days; characteristic of a workday and its occupations.
- ordinary; commonplace; everyday; prosaic.
Origin of workaday
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Examples from the Web for workaday
Even typically Teflon partners will melt if you apply too much heat in workaday dealings.What the Stars Hold for Your Week
Starsky + Cox
July 8, 2011
But unlike most workaday reporters, Lepore is steeped in the history of the city and the American Revolution.Great New Reads
The Daily Beast
October 15, 2010
And it divides an audience's attention from the quotidian, workaday world, whether at the Globe or the Delacorte.Anne Hathaway's Magical "Night"
June 28, 2009
It is a workaday world; Darby and Joan will take it as it is, will do their best.The Angel and the Author - and Others
Jerome K. Jerome
But in the workaday world one never knows the ending till it comes.Tommy and Co.
Jerome K. Jerome
At noon, however, its workaday aspect was on; it was no more than a lunching place.The Readjustment
It may have been, and most likely was, a workaday job for Richard Arkwright.Historic Inventions
Rupert S. Holland
Margot discovered she could not disturb the little girl's workaday life.Little Jeanne of France
- being a part of general human experience; ordinary
- suitable for working days; everyday or practical
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Word Origin and History for workaday
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