week·​end·​er | \ ˈwēk-ˈen-dər How to pronounce weekender (audio) \

Definition of weekender

1 : one who vacations or visits for a weekend

Examples of weekender in a Sentence

The town is populated with weekenders from New York City.
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First Known Use of weekender

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weekender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weekender. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of weekender

: a person who visits or stays in a place on the weekend

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