day job


Definition of day job

: one's regular employment as contrasted with an occasional, secondary, or coveted job

Examples of day job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His day job is safety consulting and environmental safety. Bill Jones,, 11 Oct. 2021 Ice Cream recalled in the clue package their false start in Hollywood, giving up a day job at the first sign of success. Dana Rose Falcone,, 29 Sep. 2021 The latest evidence of the rise of Ron -- whose day job is as governor of Florida -- came over the weekend at the Dallas gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 14 July 2021 His day job was in public relations for the Fort Worth convention center. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 His day job is director of music programming at City Winery in New York., 31 July 2021 His day job was as editor of the sailing magazine One-Design & Offshore Yachtsman in Chicago. New York Times, 23 July 2021 DJ Automatic's day job is spinning and co-hosting in the mornings on Phoenix's hip hop station KKFR Power 98.3 and 96.1 FM's Dana Cortez Show, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. with his wife Cortez and co-host Anthony Almanzar. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2021 He’s also not a culture warrior or an ideologue, even though his day job is at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of day job

1971, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Day job.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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