weekend warrior


Definition of weekend warrior

: a person who participates in a usually physically strenuous activity only on weekends or part-time

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Recent Examples on the Web Tacoma has kept its lead by appealing to young adventure seekers: the type of weekend warrior who takes excursions to the mountains or the beach. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "The Tacoma pickup is Toyota’s cash cow, and a truck enthusiast’s favorite," 2 Jan. 2021 The pandemic, which caused ski areas around the country to shut down early last season, has changed the experience for everyone on the mountain, from weekend warrior skiers to local passholders to chairlift operators. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Stricter coronavirus restrictions could be coming back," 12 Nov. 2020 With its fancy rear clutch packs and four skid plates, the Bronco Sport Badlands brings big bandwidth as a daily driver and weekend warrior. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "In the saddle of the bucking Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport," 29 Aug. 2020 The testers were athletes, guides, adventure photographers, dog mushers, and weekend warriors. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "The Best Men's Midlayers on the Market Right Now," 11 Apr. 2020 Skid Row also tour regularly and tend to be weekend warriors so that those members who are parents can spend more time with their families. Bryan Reesman, Billboard, "Skid Row's Debut at 30: Sebastian Bach & Rachel Bolan Break Down Their Rapid Ascent," 25 Jan. 2019 Skiing is notoriously hard on the knees, and injuries or chronic pain have sidelined many a weekend warrior. Lou Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "All the New Tech That Will Transform Outdoor Gear in 2020," 14 Feb. 2020 There are plenty of wild places to live near or head toward as a weekend warrior, and of course people find fulfillment in other ways, through family, friends, religion, politics, art or education. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "Discovering that happiness is what’s outside your door, not what’s inside a store," 15 Dec. 2019 Tesla’s pickup is more likely to appeal to weekend warriors who want an electric vehicle that can handle some outdoor adventure. Washington Post, "Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup," 23 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of weekend warrior

1981, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2021

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“Weekend warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weekend%20warrior. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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weekend warrior


English Language Learners Definition of weekend warrior

US, informal
: a member of the military reserves who trains on the weekends and for a few weeks every year
: a person who does a particular activity (such as a sport) only on the weekends

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