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 Finally, for an easy weeknight dinner well suited to brisk evenings, check out this Kimchi Lentil Stew with Poached Eggs. Diana Yen, Bon Appétit, 12 Sep. 2021 Sign up here to get one weeknight dinner recipe, tips for substitutions, techniques and more in your inbox Monday through Thursday. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2021 Wednesday brings a wave of afternoon markets for those who need midweek rejuvenation or a few items for a weeknight dinner. Jozie Donaghey, oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 Choose from our round-up of the best air fryers and you’ll be set with one of our favorite tools for faster, tastier weeknight dinners. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2021 For me, that might mean treating myself to the satin pajamas even though the cotton ones are more practical, or subscribing to a meal planning kit that makes cooking weeknight dinners that much easier. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 7 May 2021 These are a staple of my family’s weeknight dinners. Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2021 Anyone around my age who has tried to go out with friends on a weeknight knows this. James Yasko, Chron, 2 Aug. 2021 Under a still-hard sun on a weeknight in mid-June, riding mentors and their young charges, those Little Bellas ages 7 to 13, had their weekly meetup at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in north-central Minnesota. Star Tribune, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Weeknight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeknight. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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