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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Its aesthetic and branding mimic that of marathon, Spartan races, Tough Mudder events, and other weekend warrior tentpoles. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "E-Biking My Way Through New York's Five Boro Bike Tour," 9 May 2019 People think that only athletes and weekend warriors suffer from this affliction. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Museums We Never Knew We Were Missing," 9 Aug. 2018 Ready, Set Run! is a series for beginner runners, weekend warriors and beyond. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 10 July 2018 Founded by Julie Burns in 1993, SportFuel provides nutrition services to the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs, other professional athletes and weekend warriors. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Gatorade prevails in trademark lawsuit over 'Sports Fuel' name," 18 June 2018 Warm baths and cold tubs are old staples, but far infrared radiation (FIR) saunas are trending among pros and weekend warriors alike, as a way to promote faster recovery. Jamie Lisanti, SI.com, "Far Infrared Saunas: Explaining the Latest Trend in Athlete Recovery," 9 Apr. 2018 The magic sprays are sold in the United States, so weekend warriors are in luck. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Just what is in that ‘magic spray’ trainers use at the World Cup?," 13 July 2018 The race, on the first Saturday of May each year, draws thousands of weekend warriors who want to gain the satisfaction of completing 13.1 miles, often with friends and family. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 When barbecue expert Steven Raichlen began writing about live-fire cooking, most weekend warriors limited their repertoire to simple items such as burgers, hot dogs and steaks. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Steven Raichlen, the 'Julia Child of BBQ,' shares tips and recipes for your summer cookout," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of weekend warrior

1981, in the meaning defined above

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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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