week work

noun

1
: the weekly service of labor due from a villein or unfree tenant to his feudal lord usually amounting to 2 or 3 days but 4 or 5 in summer
2
: work for which one is employed by the week

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of week work was before the 12th century

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“Week work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/week%20work. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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