Definition of weekend in English:

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Pronunciation: /wiːkˈɛnd/


Saturday and Sunday, especially regarded as a time for leisure: she spent the weekend camping British I went to see the film at the weekend US nobody wants to work on the weekend [as modifier]: a weekend break
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  • I might apply to stay open later at weekends and all day Sunday in the summer but certainly not 24 hours a day.
  • His car also has turned out to be a helpful transportation tool for leisure activities on weekends and vacations.
  • The figures are not released to the public but were leaked to a Sunday newspaper at the weekend.


[no object, with adverbial] informal
Spend a weekend somewhere: he was weekending in the country
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  • My uncle had a change of heart about weekending with the chairman of the board.
  • Having lived alone for years - working in London and weekending at her house in the West Country - she has, she admits, become quite selfish.
  • When she fails to show, he tracks her all the way to a ski lodge where she's, of course, weekending with a concerned medic.


something for the weekend

British humorous Used to refer to a condom or condoms: something for the weekend, sir?
1970s: popularly considered to originate as a euphemistic question put to customers by barbers at a time when barbers' shops were known for selling condoms; the earliest recorded use is in a lyric from a track on the album Monty Python's Previous Record, by the British comedy group Monty Python
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  • Correct dispensing technique of "something for the weekend" in order to cause maximum embarrassment to the customer.
  • It's like the days when men asked their barber for something for the weekend - no angler wants to be seen buying it.
  • But what the heck, it was meant to add to your pulling power: if you were in luck the same barber might also offer you "something for the weekend".

Words that rhyme with weekend

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