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.

Recent Examples on the Web

My mother’s hamburgers were stellar, cooked indoors on special weeknights. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Cheeseburger That Brings the Summer Heat," 29 June 2018 The local art scene thrives elsewhere, too — don't miss the city's monthly First Friday event series or regular summer weeknight performances in Golden Heart Plaza. Kirsten Swann, Anchorage Daily News, "Exploring Fairbanks, the golden heart of Alaska," 3 May 2018 The 14th annual season of the weeknight picnic-and-concerts on Wade Oval begins June 13 and runs through August 22 (with no concert July 4). cleveland.com, "WOW! Wade Oval Wednesday 2018 schedule (photos)," 2 May 2018 The Paddock Concert Series offers weeknight concerts that are free with fair admission. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Free fair concerts include Village People, Lee Greenwood," 18 Apr. 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'weeknight.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about weeknight

Statistics for weeknight

Last Updated

11 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for weeknight

The first known use of weeknight was in 1782

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on weeknight

See words that rhyme with weeknight

Comments on weeknight

What made you want to look up weeknight? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!