workaday

[ wur-kuh-dey ]
/ ˈwɜr kəˌdeɪ /

adjective

of or befitting working days; characteristic of a workday and its occupations.
ordinary; commonplace; everyday; prosaic.

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Origin of workaday

1150–1200; alteration (probably after nowadays) of earlier worky-day workday, alteration (by association with holiday) of Middle English werkeday, obscurely derived from work and day
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British Dictionary definitions for workaday

workaday
/ (ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ) /

adjective (usually prenominal)

being a part of general human experience; ordinary
suitable for working days; everyday or practical
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