of or befitting working days; characteristic of a workday and its occupations.
ordinary; commonplace; everyday; prosaic.

1150–1200; alteration (probably after nowadays) of earlier worky-day workday, alteration (by association with holiday) of Middle English werkeday, obscurely derived from work and day Unabridged
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workaday (ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ)
1.  being a part of general human experience; ordinary
2.  suitable for working days; everyday or practical

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Word Origin & History

c.1200, werkedei, from O.N. virkr dagr "working day;" see work (n.) + day. Older than workday (c.1430). It passed into an adj. 16c.
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Example sentences
Rough, coarse workaday clothes, fit for a laborer's wear.
She shifts from workaday laborer to fertile egg layer, adjusting body and life
  history in the process.
The pack is equipped with a dizzying array of slots, pouches, and pockets to
  accommodate workaday essentials.
Even the industrial relics of a workaday port can have a certain monumental
  grandeur about them.
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