work·​day | \ ˈwərk-ˌdā How to pronounce workday (audio) \

Definition of workday

1 : a day on which work is performed as distinguished from a day off
2 : the period of time in a day during which work is performed

Other Words from workday

workday adjective

Examples of workday in a Sentence

On workdays I usually wake up at six o'clock.
Recent Examples on the Web According to her complaint, the man would spend most of the workday bothering Brown, following her around. Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone, 20 Sep. 2022 Rail strikes and the threat of them have played a key role in American history, helping to bring about the eight-hour workday, federal recognition of Labor Day, and the advancement of Black civil rights. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2022 As many remote workers have discovered, kitchen-table chairs weren’t designed to offer the kind of lumbar support necessary for an eight-hour workday. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 23 Aug. 2022 When the workday was over, Levin met up with Emma Preston, a legislative assistant to Representative Ro Khanna, of California. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 27 July 2022 In reality, a turbulent workday and commitment issues get in the way of his happiness in love. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 31 Aug. 2022 Scrubs pair with shoes that are comfortable for doing procedures or running to emergencies and allow for a change into my choice of street or athletic clothes after the workday is done. Janay Kingsberry, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2022 Once the workday starts, my work product ultimately comes out better because of this enhanced mindset. Jason Saltzman, Rolling Stone, 24 Aug. 2022 Just a few hours earlier, on the first workday after the election was called for Biden, Trump had finally fired Esper. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of workday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Workday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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