- of or suitable for working days; everyday
- commonplace; ordinary
Origin of workadayMiddle English werkedai ; from werk, work + -e- (prob. as in sunnedai, Sunday, messeday, “mass day”) + dai, day
- Relating to or suited for working days: “With Monday the week resumed its workaday rhythm” (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
- Ordinary or commonplace: “the practical, workaday world, of &ellipsis; ordinary undistinguished things” (Lionel Trilling).
Origin of workadayFrom Middle English werkeday, workday : werke (alteration of work; see work) + day, day; see day.
(comparative more workaday, superlative most workaday)