week·​night ˈwēk-ˌnīt How to pronounce weeknight (audio)
: a weekday night

Example Sentences

The news is on every weeknight at 10 p.m. Her parents don't want her to be out that late on a weeknight.
Recent Examples on the Web This speedy weeknight dinner is anything but bland thanks to the flavorful combination of garlic, capers, fresh oregano, and lemon. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 21 Nov. 2022 Most recipes are easy to replicate, though, making for a satisfying weeknight dinner with a bowl of white rice, like the Liangban Pressed Tofu with aromatic sesame oil and Three-Cup Chicken with dark and light soy sauce. Rachel Ng, Outside Online, 1 Nov. 2022 In this healthy weeknight dinner, thyme and arugula keep the sweetness of the grapes in balance. Sunset Magazine, 25 Oct. 2022 The premium materials don’t warp like others, and the size is perfect for weeknight family meal prep. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 12 Nov. 2022 Last Thursday, Kimmel spoke out about how Trump had also impacted his weeknight hosting duties on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 Redd also confirmed that the shows canceled following his attack — which included multiple weeknight shows at the Comedy Cellar and a Sunday show at the City Winery in New York — will be rescheduled. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2022 Since then, she's also appeared during the weeknight episodes and travelled overseas for high-profile interviews and investigative segments. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 12 Oct. 2022 The ease of assembly and freezing makes this a great option for potlucks, parties or game-day festivities, especially for weeknight football watching. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weeknight was in 1782

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Cite this Entry

“Weeknight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeknight. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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