hump day


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Blake Lively took advantage of the pre-Labor Day summer season to drop her own hump day thirst-trap bikini pic, featuring her poolside in a short sleeved white top and sleek bottoms showing off her toned core. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 24 Aug. 2022 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 The high will dip on hump day, topping out at about 77 degrees. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 20 Sep. 2022 Robyn Hitchcock plays on hump day this week, with a 9 p.m. virtual performance. Gary Graff, cleveland, 11 May 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 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Hump day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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