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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Lo & Sons The brand behind one of our favorite backpacks has marked down tons of backpacks, totes, and weekender bags for its July 4 sale. Elaheh Nozari, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Sales to Shop This Weekend," 3 July 2019 Our weekender package is significantly up compared to last year. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Phil Kessel could change everything for the Arizona Coyotes," 1 July 2019 Five years ago there weren’t many U.S. options comparable to the Volkswagen California, a small van that can do double duty as a family car and weekender. Love campers and trailers? Megan Barber, Curbed, "Modular camper van sleeps a family and fits in a garage," 27 June 2019 Most helicopter passengers are tourists, who pay as much as $224 for a whirlwind tour that lasts no more than 15 minutes, or weekenders, who pay up to $795 to reach the Hamptons in less than an hour. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Though Accidents Are Rare, Crash Highlights Perils of Flying Copters Over City," 10 June 2019 By Memorial Day 2019—just in time for sun-seeking weekenders—the epic battle over who can access an exclusive beach in Capitola, California, will draw to a close. Dakota Kim, Sunset, "California Has Won Its Fight for Public Access to Beaches. Well, Almost.," 22 Jan. 2018 Already, weekenders have helped revitalize the commercial districts in places like Narrowsburg and Livingston Manor, whose tiny downtowns have a vibrant mix of bistros and housewares shops. C. J. Hughes, New York Times, "In the Catskills, New Hope for the Return of Tourism," 27 Mar. 2018 Stella McCartney is one of their vendors, in fact—and totes and weekender bags for those who are more into classic styles. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Best Ethical Clothing Brands Out There," 5 Mar. 2019 Labels like Coach and Calvin Klein debuted petite versions of your favorite weekenders and effectively made the silhouette cool for everyday wear. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "5 Handbag Trends to Keep Your Eyes on in 2019," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of weekender

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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