Workaday Definition

Of or suitable for working days; everyday.
Webster's New World
Commonplace; ordinary.
Webster's New World

Origin of Workaday

  • Circa 1200, Middle English werkedei, from Old Norse virkr dagr (“working day"). Cognate to later workday; see work and day. Used in adjective sense from 16th century. Note that the surface analysis work +"Ž a +"Ž day is cognate, but not the correct etymology - a much older formation.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English werkeday workday werke (alteration of work work) day day day

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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