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working-day

[wur-king-dey]
adjective
  1. workaday; everyday.
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Origin of working-day

First recorded in 1470–80

working day

noun
  1. the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage.
  2. a day ordinarily given to working (distinguished from holiday).
  3. the daily period of hours for working.
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Origin of working day

First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for working-day

Historical Examples of working-day

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

    An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism

    Joseph Stump

  • 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

noun
  1. a day on which work is done, esp for an agreed or stipulated number of hours in return for a salary or wage
  2. the part of the day allocated to worka seven-hour working day
  3. (often plural) commerce any day of the week except Sunday, public holidays, and, in some cases, Saturday
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