hump day

noun

variants or less commonly Hump Day
chiefly US, informal
: Wednesday regarded as the middle point of the workweek
Hump day is past and it's time to start thinking about the sunny weekend ahead of us, Nashville!Tabitha Waggoner

Examples of hump day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Wednesday is a particularly difficult hump day for those who fell victim to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s overestimation of the e-commerce boom and how many people would care for the metaverse. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2023 The heat will continue beyond hump day. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2022 Happy hump day, OnPolitics friends! Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 14 July 2021 On Wednesday, Hopkins, 84, celebrated the week's hump day — and the popular Netflix series Wednesday — by marking up his right hand to match the scars of the Addams Family's Thing to perform an impression of the character. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2022 In exciting hump day news, Katie Holmes, Emilio Vitolo Jr., and his father Emilio Vitolo Sr. were spotted eating outdoors at Emilio's Ballato in SoHo yesterday. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, 11 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hump day was in 1959

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“Hump day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hump%20day. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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