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.
Recent Examples on the Web In any other year, the dirtybird campout would be welcoming thousands of dance fans to its much-beloved California weekender. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Girl Talk, Hudson Mohawke & Tiga, Róisín Murphy & More," 2 Oct. 2020 Baboon has two sizes of weekender bags—a smaller size that holds 45 liters and a larger, 60-liter version. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Travel accessories that make your trip way less stressful," 27 July 2019 Local residents are very resident now, and so are the usually weekender ones. Susan Krawitz, Longreads, "Finding Signs of Hope in Surprise Sugar Maples," 10 Aug. 2020 Lo & Sons, the company behind R29 readers' most wanted weekender of 2019, has been busy giving back in more ways than one. Elizabeth Buxton, refinery29.com, "Mom’s Day Shoppers: This Reader-Favorite Bag Is Over 50% Off," 29 Apr. 2020 Lo & Sons Lo & Sons has a wide variety of travel-ready bags, from versatile crossbody purses to spacious weekenders. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "Shop With These Ethical and Sustainable Brands This Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 The Mother Lode Backpack, which functions as a true weekender with a huge main compartment and zippers that open like a suitcase, as well as a padded laptop sleeve, is 40 percent off with code SPRING. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "All Our Favorite Luggage Brands Are On Sale Right Now," 10 Mar. 2020 And where else than the Hamptons, where weekenders all but water the grass with Rosé, to fête this launch. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "John Legend Serenaded the Crowd at Surf Lodge During a Celebration for His New Rosé," 18 July 2019 Others have paid thousands for short-term rentals: In France and the UK, sleepy country towns are overrun with weekenders hunkering down for the long haul, while entire hotels in Ireland have been bought out by families fleeing cities. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "The exodus of the wealthy from cities reveals the problems with individualism," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of weekender

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weekender was in 1880

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14 Oct 2020

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“Weekender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weekender. Accessed 25 Oct. 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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