the total number of regular working hours or days in a week.

Origin of workweek

First recorded in 1920–25; work + week Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of workweek

  • In 1973 the country was in the process of shifting from a forty-six-hour, six-day workweek to a 42.5-hour, five-day workweek.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for workweek



US and Canadian the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to workAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): working week
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