hump day

variants: or less commonly Hump Day

Definition of 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 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 It’s hump day, folks, and what better way to celebrate the midpoint of the week than with some jaw-dropping sales on Amazon? Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2020 Quite the show, and shaking up hump day in Chicago till mid-December. Chris Jones,, 31 Oct. 2019 Get ready for extreme cuteness overload that will hopefully get you through hump day. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, 17 July 2019 She was born on a Sunday, but every day is hump day for Zehra, a rare baby camel that became the most recent addition to the Toledo Zoo in Ohio. Thomas Leavy, CBS News, 22 June 2018 Ashley Graham just missed the chance to post her camel photo on hump day. Karen Mizoguchi,, 22 Dec. 2017 So, 6-0 is where things figured to be at hump day in the football calendar., 12 Oct. 2017 Wednesday is his busiest day; he's held 97 meetings on hump day in that time period, compared to almost half that on Monday, with 59 meetings, and Friday, with 53. Joyce Tseng, CNN, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hump day

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Hump day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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