everyday

[adj. ev-ree-dey; n. ev-ree-dey]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to every day; daily: an everyday occurrence.
2.
of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with Sundays, holidays, or special occasions: everyday clothes.
3.
such as is met with every day; ordinary; commonplace: a placid, everyday scene.
noun
4.
the routine or ordinary day or occasion: We use inexpensive plates for everyday.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English everydayes. See every, day

everydayness, noun


2, 3. workday, common, usual.
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everyday (ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ)
 
adj
1.  happening each day; daily
2.  commonplace or usual; ordinary
3.  suitable for or used on ordinary days as distinct from Sundays or special days

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Word Origin & History

everyday
1630s, "worn on ordinary days," as opposed to Sundays or high days, from every + day; extended sense of "to be met with every day, common" is from 1763.
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