Definition of school night in US English:

school night


  • A night before a morning on which one must get up for school or (in humorous use) work.

    ‘I didn't mean to drink so much red wine on a school night’
    • ‘After midnight on a school night, a student's options are quite limited with regard to study space.’
    • ‘Never, never carouse with teenagers on a school night.’
    • ‘Surprisingly for a school night, there were great many children in the audience.’
    • ‘He has a seventeen-year-old son and a fourteen-year-old daughter, and they are not allowed to watch TV on school nights.’
    • ‘The mother may choose which child she will have on which school night in the first instance.’
    • ‘The kid didn't get a prom or back to school night or a football team or pep rallies.’
    • ‘That's the last time I go out with Jeep and his friends on a school night.’
    • ‘This rule is in addition to the currently standing rule of no scary movies at home alone at night, especially on a school night.’
    • ‘I drank last night because it wasn't a school night.’
    • ‘They got seated quickly because it was a Sunday night and a school night.’
    • ‘The number of cases of employers allowing children to work too many hours and having them working after 10 pm on school nights has increased dramatically.’
    • ‘Max tells her she can't go, because it is on a school night.’
    • ‘After all, it was a school night, and she still had to finish her American History report on the Civil War.’
    • ‘It's 3 a.m. on a school night and you're still glued to the computer screen.’
    • ‘So what could have tempted me into the expense and effort of making the journey into the capital on a school night?’
    • ‘The company and conversation were relaxed and entertaining and I didn't even mind being up late on a school night!’
    • ‘I'm pretty excited about embarrassing myself on a school night in Town.’
    • ‘But it was soon obvious that it was too difficult for Phillips Academy students to commute to Boston on school nights.’
    • ‘The attack happened at 11 p.m. on a school night.’
    • ‘She would get up at 3 AM in the morning and clean the house from stem to stern on a school night keeping all of us awake.’