Definition of weekender in English:

weekender

noun

  • 1A person who spends time in a particular place only at weekends.

    ‘weekenders from the city sat drinking under the trees’
    • ‘Gradually the character of our villages is changing as we get more and more weekenders or people who commute moving here.’
    • ‘Although Courmayeur lies only just beyond the Mont Blanc tunnel, it's refreshingly Italian in feel - from the exquisitely dressed weekenders to the brio of the mountain restaurants.’
    • ‘It is very accessible and, placed as it is in the centre of the western Mediterranean, ideal for weekenders who can afford the air-ticket every week.’
    • ‘Garrison is a small town in a part of the Hudson Valley fast being colonized by weekenders and even some commuters to the city.’
    • ‘The traffic consists mainly of weekenders heading out to the lake for the weekend.’
    • ‘Why trudge up Mt Fuji with the tourists and weekenders.’
    • ‘It's full of weekenders reeling from over-priced booze.’
    • ‘The weather might have been far from summery, but even heavy rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of weekenders determined to enjoy themselves.’
    • ‘The weekender can engage in activities like hiking, swimming, cycling, fresh water fishing, bird watching and many more…’
    • ‘Wearing casuals, they might have been taken for weekenders, just come from the city for a stroll on the beach in the pleasant weather.’
    • ‘We get weekenders who become some of our most loyal business.’
    • ‘There are complaints here among commuters and weekenders about cocks crowing in the early morning and cowpats and mud on the road just as there are in England.’
    1. 1.1Australian informal A holiday cottage.
      • ‘When Sir Warwick and Lady Mary Fairfax decided they no longer needed their weekender property, they wanted to turn it into an ideal suburban community.’
      • ‘The project retains the distinct sense of a well-used weekender and summer holiday house filled memories of times past.’
      • ‘What's wrong with Mr Armitage having a weekender?’
      • ‘His property's less than three hours drive from Sydney, and Sydney people are buying up land for weekenders and hobby farms.’
      small house, house, bungalow, villa, lodge, chalet, cabin, shack, shanty
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    2. 1.2 A small pleasure boat.

Pronunciation

weekender

/wiːkˈɛndə/