Definition of fortnight
: a period of 14 days : two weeks <They stayed with us for a fortnight.>
Examples of fortnight in a sentence
They stayed with us for a fortnight.
Origin and Etymology of fortnight
Middle English fourtenight, alteration of fourtene night, from Old English fēowertȳne niht fourteen nights
First Known Use: before 12th century
FORTNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fortnight for English Language Learners
: a period of 14 days : two weeks
FORTNIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of fortnight for Students
: two weeks
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