week·​night | \ ˈwēk-ˌnīt How to pronounce weeknight (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The controversial Fox News Channel personality had all five of his weeknight programs land in the Nielsen company's 20 most popular programs last week. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "With election interest keen, Fox's Carlson strong in ratings," 9 Sep. 2020 The sauce is flavorful and rich, but not heavy–just right for a weeknight. Sunset Magazine, "21 Recipes You Should Be Cooking This September," 1 Sep. 2020 Though these standard-bearers of weeknight ease can be quickly pan-seared, the process often involves a lot of cooking oil and the cleanup that comes with it. Christopher Michel, Country Living, "How to Cook a Boneless Pork Chop in the Air Fryer," 27 Aug. 2020 Weekend and weeknight delays are expected to grow, affecting people going to the beach or a restaurant. Elliot Spagat, USA TODAY, "'This is going too far': US crackdown on nonessential border travel from Mexico causes long waits," 26 Aug. 2020 And for even those who love and are passionate about cooking, cooking weeknight dinners at home gets very old, very quickly. Alex Darus, cleveland, "7 ways to easily amp up your weeknight dinners," 25 Aug. 2020 Stuck in your rut of sad desk lunches and uninspired weeknight dinners? Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our Best Classic Italian Recipes for Red-Sauced, Olive-Oiled Glory," 30 May 2017 Easy enough to be your weeknight go-to, this braise makes use of canned tomatoes and a healthy dose of garlic. TheWeek, "Chicken thighs, 13 ways," 16 Aug. 2020 Stromboli might be the most perfect weeknight meal. Author: Meghan Splawn, Entrée, Anchorage Daily News, "The Kitchn: A quick and easy stromboli the whole family will love," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Weeknight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeknight. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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