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 Against the big personalities of politics and business, workaday people can seem inconsequential. Time, "2002: The Whistleblowers," 5 Mar. 2020 But for workaday journalists, the cost of a muted campaign is significant. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Reporters Grounded by Pandemic Lose ‘That Window Into the Campaign’," 11 Apr. 2020 Most of us are just workaday guys relying on a daily wage to support their families. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Looking for hope in challenging times? ‘Council of Dads’ can help with that," 24 Mar. 2020 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

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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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“Workaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workaday. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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workaday

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of workaday

: not unusual or interesting

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