day-to-day

adjective
\ ˈdā-tə-ˈdā How to pronounce day-to-day (audio) \

Definition of day-to-day

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1 : taking place, made, or done in the course of days in charge of day-to-day operations also : everyday day-to-day life
2 : providing for a day at a time with little thought for the future an aimless day-to-day existence

day-to-day

noun
plural day-to-days

Definition of day-to-day (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usual routine that occurs each day … a feeling of hope and adventure that many of us lack in our day-to-day.— Nathan Mattise But the woman is fearless, living life in a perpetual state of curiosity despite her repetitive day-to-day.— Alex Suskind

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Adjective

day-to-day or day to day adverb
struggling day-to-day [=every day] with depression living day to day [=one day at a time] … it's impossible to live with devastation day to day and not look on all the concern over one still-healthy individual as a vulgar spectacle. — Robert Massa

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First Known Use of day-to-day

Adjective

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of day-to-day was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Day-to-day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day-to-day. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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day-to-day

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English Language Learners Definition of day-to-day

: done or happening every day
: preparing for one day at a time without thinking about the future

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