week·night | \ ˈwēk-ˌnīt \

Definition of weeknight 

: a weekday night

Examples of weeknight in a Sentence

The news is on every weeknight at 10 p.m. Her parents don't want her to be out that late on a weeknight.

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There are also entree recipes designed for weeknight cooking and dessert recipes including the Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "BuzzFeed 'Tasty' food videos now in a cookbook," 2 Jan. 2018 Soup or seasonal fruit is an ideal accompaniment for this easy weeknight dinner. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Under new operating hours established in summer 2017, Metro closes at 11:30 p.m. on weeknights. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Uber will pay for Metro late-night service Monday for Caps Game 6," 20 May 2018 Pounding the meat both tenderizes it and allows for a very quick cook time: a win-win for a weeknight meal. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Crispy Pork Cutlets with Fennel Salad," 28 May 2018 The festival organizers shared several simple, delicious recipes for some of the new dishes this year, perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 This refreshing twist on the usual chicken dish is a great weeknight meal that's sure to please! Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine lemon zest, thyme, Greek seasoning, 2 tablespoons oil, and 2 minced garlic cloves in a bowl. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Greek Chicken with Tomato-and-Rice Salad," 4 Feb. 2015 The season will begin Aug. 20 with games played in Naperville on Friday nights or Sundays and practices held on weeknights. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville News Digest," 29 June 2018 Metro has closed at 11:30 p.m. on weeknights since summer 2017, when Wiedefeld implemented new operating hours aimed at extending the overnight maintenance windows for the system. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "Metro to stay open late for MLB All-Star Game," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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