workaday; everyday.

Origin of working-day

First recorded in 1470–80

working day


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for working-day

Historical Examples of working-day

  • Making it a working-day, and thus preventing attendance at church.

  • 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.

  • They drifted and saw the morning widen into the working-day.

    The Lovely Lady

    Mary Austin

  • Howbeit, life is our working-day: and there will be time to rest in Heaven.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for working-day

working day

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
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