air·​date ˈer-ˌdāt How to pronounce airdate (audio)
: the scheduled date of a broadcast

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The actress and The View co-host will play a teacher; an airdate for her appearance hasn’t been set. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2023 The annual Halloween tradition airs on FOX October 30, a rare pre-Halloween airdate for the Halloween special. Vulture, 16 Oct. 2022 All season, the Paramount+ series has not-so-subtly used an escalating alt-right protest and fake grenades to tease a mysterious countdown to something happening on 11/10, which also marked the airdate for this week’s series finale. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 10 Nov. 2022 An airdate has not been announced for the episode in question yet, but Macy is set to play Smitty, one of Dan's (John Goodman) best buds from high school, who pays a visit to Lanford. Jessica Wang,, 20 Oct. 2022 The Tuesday airdate avoids a conflict with NBC's NFL coverage on Sundays in early January. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2022 There were times, too, where our airdate got moved up. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Aug. 2022 For the 2023 ceremony, NBC is apparently dropping the traditional Sunday slot due to scheduling conflicts and aiming for an airdate of Tuesday, Jan. 10. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 10 Aug. 2022 The network is zeroing in on an airdate of Tuesday, Jan. 10. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airdate was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Airdate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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