weekend warrior


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

Examples of weekend warrior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The place switched hands and found a new identity, catering to the canyon community and weekend warriors alike. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 Pro skiers and weekend warriors have made out and passed out on those leather sofas while the windows steamed after a deep powder day. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 13 Mar. 2023 The similarity between both groups also persisted when researchers made the definition of a weekend warrior more stringent. Julia Landwehr, Health, 3 Aug. 2023 The researchers characterized the participants as either weekend warriors, regular exercisers or as inactive. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 18 July 2023 There are plenty of weekend warriors with no injuries but their bodies have acclimated to it. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 18 July 2023 His new patrol has a couple of guys who are the weekend warrior types — a store manager, an events staff guy. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 8 May 2023 Those performances, more than 1,800 miles apart, on the last Saturday night of March showcased two extremes: A rock star who's traveled the world playing originals and a weekend warrior plugging away with a cover band in local bars and clubs. IndyStar, 28 Apr. 2023 The average weekend warrior encounters increasingly insurmountable obstacles on their journey to the mountain: traffic chokes the highways; lift ticket prices are extortionary; climate change has made powder days scarcer. Gloria Liu, Outside Online, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weekend warrior was in 1981

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“Weekend warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weekend%20warrior. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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