work·week | \ˈwərk-ˌwēk \

Definition of workweek 

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

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The Panthers have a three-day workweek before their summer break. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "5 accomplishments that would signal success in this week's Carolina Panthers minicamp," 11 June 2018 He and his peers were considered graduates of the course, although they were scheduled to spend another workweek there. Adam Ashton, sacbee, "Pay cuts for misbehavior and dozens of dismissals: Is Cal Fire's crackdown going too far? | The Sacramento Bee," 24 May 2018 Waiters sought a 25 cent an hour raise and maids the end of seven-day workweeks. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Herb Segal, the king of Kentucky's labor lawyers when labor was still king, has died," 15 Feb. 2018 Orlandoans will begin their workweek with only a slight chance of rain Monday, according to the National Weather Service office in Melboune. Stephen Ruiz,, "Orlando weather: Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast," 18 June 2018 During the workweek, Kempker spends his time as a Bexar County constable, but his weekends are all about family, ribs, brisket, chicken and smoke. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "2 San Antonio barbecue-pro dads pass their love of the pits onto their sons," 6 June 2018 The end of your 40-plus-hour workweek does not have to mean more time lounging with others. Darcel Rockett,, "From daughter to mother: Words of wisdom for my mom," 11 May 2018 Edwards, who now lives in Cypress, Calif., with her husband and 19-month-old son, spends most of her workweek helping to triage mental health patients in the ER and visiting those who are admitted to the hospital. NBC News, "Psychiatrist stays close to home and true to her childhood promise," 4 Apr. 2018 Photo: Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto/Zuma Press As of late, the nation that invented the 35-hour workweek has been rolling up its sleeves. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "France, on the Brink of a World Cup Win, Has the Bleus," 13 July 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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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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