workaday workaday  /ˈwɜr kə ˌdeɪ/


  • (adj) found in the ordinary course of events


  1. Then there are the workaday renovations: the store-bought zest that transforms the meat loaf, the iced tea in a bottle you can take on the run.
  2. Most of the locals get many decades of workaday use out of their sarcophagi before pressing them into service as eternal resting places.
  3. True enough: it's hard to think of a workaday downside to pairing your black shoes with a brown belt.


  • Tony Awards: 'Cinderella' costume designer shares his inspiration

    When Cinderella transforms from brown workaday togs to the most exquisite ball gown, the audience at the Broadway Theatre bursts into applause.When the town eccentric, outfitted in rags, bursts forth as the perfect fairy godmother, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, the crowd taking in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" gasps.These costumes, which seem to transform before our eyes ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Zap2It


  1. Or as journalism professor Mitchell Stephens explains, "As they tell their stories, all journalists are encumbered with belief systems, social positions, workaday routines, and professional obligations--all of which affect their selection and...
    on Sep 23, 2004 By: Mitchell Stephens Source: The American Enterprise Online

  2. Xinran writes, "While men are believed to be the strong providers, the roof-beams holding up the house, women are merely fragile, workaday tools, to be used and discarded. Whenever I visit [China], I see hundreds of chopstick girls becoming part of...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Xinran Xue Source: Scotsman

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