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[week-deyz] /ˈwikˌdeɪz/
every day, especially Monday through Friday, during the workweek:
Weekdays we're open from nine till five.
Origin of weekdays
see week, day, -s1


[week-dey] /ˈwikˌdeɪ/
any day of the week except Sunday or, often, Saturday and Sunday.
of or on a weekday:
weekday occupations.
before 900; Middle English; Old English wicdæg. See week, day Unabridged
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Examples from the web for weekdays
  • weekdays, he throws himself into his high-intensity work.
  • Weekend days are no different from weekdays any longer since some work needs to be done daily.
  • On weekdays, kids at the center do everything from quilt making to rug braiding to cooking.
  • For the best conditions, try timing your excursion for weekdays in the early morning-and after the afternoon traffic.
  • Reasonably priced two-course business lunches served weekdays.
  • The company provides service once a day and only on weekdays.
  • Even though they aren't quite as ordered and accounted for as weekdays, weekends feel boxed up.
  • Weekends also tend to mean heavier crowds than weekdays.
  • Also on site are meeting and banquet rooms, a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays, a lounge and an outdoor pool.
  • The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner on the weekdays, and exclusively for dinner on the weekends.
British Dictionary definitions for weekdays


any day of the week other than Sunday and, often, Saturday
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Word Origin and History for weekdays



Old English wicdæge "day of the week" (cf. Old High German wehhatag, Old Norse vikudagr). See week + day. In Middle English, any day other than Sunday.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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