- workaday; everyday.
Origin of working-day
First recorded in 1470–80
- the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage.
- a day ordinarily given to working (distinguished from holiday).
- the daily period of hours for working.
Origin of working day
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for working-day
Making it a working-day, and thus preventing attendance at church.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
God knows, there is enough to sigh for in this working-day world, is there not?Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
It was considered a triumph when the working-day was reduced to thirteen hours.Captains of Industry
They drifted and saw the morning widen into the working-day.The Lovely Lady
Howbeit, life is our working-day: and there will be time to rest in Heaven.In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
esp US workday
- a day on which work is done, esp for an agreed or stipulated number of hours in return for a salary or wage
- the part of the day allocated to worka seven-hour working day
- (often plural) commerce any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday