The History Of Words Sunday

We all love it, adore it, and most of all need it to unwind. The weekend is our busy lives saving grace, unless that dreaded overtime comes into play. And, if you’re retired they don’t mean quite so much except you get to hang out with your working friends. So how did this word come about and become what it is today?

weekend (n.)

also week-end, 1630s, from week + end(n.). Originally a northern word (referring to the period from Saturday noon to Monday morning); it became general after 1878. As an adjective, “only on weekends,” it is recorded from 1935. Long weekend attested from 1900; in reference to Great Britain in the period between the world wars, 1944.

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1 Response to The History Of Words Sunday

  1. KT Workman says:

    Very interesting…I did not know the origins of “weekend”. When I was still in the work force, I only had one real day of doing what I wanted, and that one only sometimes. At least a full day was taken up doing laundry and other household tasks. If it wasn’t for the 2-day weekend, I wouldn’t have gotten one day off. So I give thanks to all who brought it to fruition. 🙂

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