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

Something for the weeknight Start your week with books and beers at the Franklin Park reading series. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, "Biking the Length of Manhattan, With Stops Along the Way," 7 Aug. 2019 When schools shut down on weeknights, weekends, and in summers, oftentimes their schoolyards shut down too. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Opening schoolyards to the public after hours boosts park access, says study," 7 Aug. 2019 DiCaro has a far more powerful platform in her own weeknight radio program on The Score, plus another she co-hosts on Saturdays with Maggie Hendricks. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "WSCR-AM’s Julie DiCaro is still standing up to online bullies: ‘It feels good to let off a little steam’," 22 July 2019 For Bostic, this seemed like a good opportunity to make more money without having to miss weeknights or weekends with his family. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Some Carmel teachers will drive school buses next year as driver shortage continues," 10 July 2019 Acorn to butternut, spaghetti to pumpkin, this trusty crop has been the star throughout all of your autumn dinners, from a speedy weeknight dish to the ultimate Thanksgiving veggie side. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, "Is Squash a Fruit or a Vegetable?," 1 July 2019 Make a batch or two extra and freeze for a fast weeknight meal. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 Bentley began working as a volunteer at KCRW following his graduation from Santa Monica High School in 1988 and earned his first regular weeknight air shift in 1992. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "KCRW's Jason Bentley Stepping Down as Music Director and 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' Host," 13 June 2019 The whole process took about 4 weeks—but that was only working weeknights and weekends. Jourdan Fairchild, House Beautiful, "I Renovated My Fireplace After Watching Hours of YouTube, and This is What You Should Know," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

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