work·​week | \ ˈwərk-ˌwēk How to pronounce workweek (audio) \

Definition of workweek

: the hours or days of work in a calendar week 40-hour workweek a 5-day workweek a shortened workweek

Examples of workweek in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But those objections were a distant memory by late June, when Mr. Norman and several other Republicans skipped town during a legislative workweek to rally at the southwestern border with Donald J. Trump. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 18 July 2021 To work at Don Lucho, Mejia drives to Milwaukee from Chicago for the restaurant’s workweek and back to his home afterward. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2021 There was live music and a dance contest, but for many people the main attraction was the conviviality—a chance to unwind with friends and family at the end of a long workweek. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2021 The social media management company, Buffer, cut their workweek down to four days during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Atlantic. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 6 July 2021 This year, the Spanish government announced a pilot program to entice companies to try out a four-day workweek without reducing anyone's pay. Bryce Covert, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 There have been a number of other companies and countries experimenting with the four-day workweek and other flexible arrangements. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 5 July 2021 If the four-day workweek spreads more widely, some people will, like others before them, argue that realizing this vision would diminish America’s economic vigor. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 But a significant majority of office employers are poised to move away from mandating the five-day, in-person workweek., 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of workweek

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Workweek.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of workweek

: the total amount of hours or days that you spend working at a job in one week


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