workaday

adjective
work·​a·​day | \ ˈwər-kə-ˌdā How to pronounce workaday (audio) \

Definition of workaday

1 : of, relating to, or suited for working days workaday clothes
2 : ordinary, prosaic workaday activities a workaday life

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Examples of workaday in a Sentence

Their vacation provided a welcome change from their workaday life. the workaday struggles and concerns of the average person
Recent Examples on the Web In that regard, at least, producer-director Stanley Nelson’s film does a service, introducing a general audience to Davis’ remarkable narrative, albeit in a mostly workaday fashion. Howard Reich, Detroit Free Press, "Miles Davis 'Birth of the Cool' documentary works best when his words and music soar," 18 Oct. 2019 In that regard, at least, producer-director Stanley Nelson’s film does a service, introducing a general audience to Davis’ remarkable narrative, albeit in a mostly workaday fashion. Howard Reich, Detroit Free Press, "Miles Davis 'Birth of the Cool' documentary works best when his words and music soar," 18 Oct. 2019 In that regard, at least, producer-director Stanley Nelson’s film does a service, introducing a general audience to Davis’ remarkable narrative, albeit in a mostly workaday fashion. Howard Reich, Detroit Free Press, "Miles Davis 'Birth of the Cool' documentary works best when his words and music soar," 18 Oct. 2019 In that regard, at least, producer-director Stanley Nelson’s film does a service, introducing a general audience to Davis’ remarkable narrative, albeit in a mostly workaday fashion. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ review: An ordinary telling of an extraordinary story," 4 Oct. 2019 Fleck dreams of becoming a stand-up comic, but his workaday existence is anything but funny. John Wenzel, The Know, "Review: Todd Phillips’ “Joker” takes Batman’s nemesis to his darkest place yet," 3 Oct. 2019 Sanford, 59 and also a former congressman, has had a solid, mainstream conservative political career and so can be expected to gain more attention from both Republican donors and workaday Republican voters. oregonlive, "Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford launches primary challenge to Donald Trump, says Republicans ‘have lost our way’," 8 Sep. 2019 Many begin as workaday reporters and spend their... Bryan Burrough, WSJ, "‘The Last Stone’ Review: The Past Isn’t Even Past," 12 Apr. 2019 Gaultier paired the maison’s famous and luxurious leathers with a more workaday material, denim, for his Western-themed Spring 2009 show. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Vogue Runway Did a Ten-Year Fashion Challenge: Check Out the Results Here," 30 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of workaday

1554, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for workaday

alteration of earlier workyday, from obsolete workyday, noun workday

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The first known use of workaday was in 1554

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11 Feb 2020

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“Workaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workaday. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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workaday

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English Language Learners Definition of workaday

: not unusual or interesting

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