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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Between them, the newscasts anchored by David Muir, Lester Holt and Jeff Glor were seen by an average of 26.9 million viewers each weeknight last week. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Often overlooked, evening news shows have loyal fans," 5 Feb. 2019 Fans of the program praise the freshness of the meals, and note that the recipes are simple enough for weeknights, while also being creative and interesting. SELF, "The Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 Then to serve, the beans, sweet peppers and some avocado get layered onto crisp tortillas for vegetarian tostadas that are easy enough for weeknights. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 Young people pack the outdoor cafes on a late spring weeknight in downtown Boise. Kirk Johnson, The New York Times, idahostatesman, "As Idaho grows, its politics evolve. But don't expect a Democratic surge. | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018 The titles below offer everything from simple weeknight meals to restaurant-worthy feasts. Christine Byrne, SELF, "The 16 Best Healthy Cookbooks of the Year," 20 Aug. 2018 But Istanbul: The Dice Game is a near-perfect after-dinner weeknight game—fast and fun, with quick setup and engaging turns. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Istanbul: The Dice Game," 20 Oct. 2018 Ramen obsessives and craft-cocktail enthusiasts alike are drawn in here, which means Shojo attracts a solid millennial contingent that keeps the place buzzing on weeknights as well as weekends. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Instead, feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead is reserved for the smart people who head to bed at 9:30 P.M. every weeknight, while the rest of us chug caffeine and spellcheck every other sentence. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "11 Eye Patches That’ll Make Monday Mornings Look a Little Less Rough," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of weeknight

1782, in the meaning defined above

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