What word is weekend?
(wikɛnd ) Word forms: weekends. countable noun. A weekend is Saturday and Sunday.
Why is it called a weekend?
The first day of the week is Sunday. The last (seventh) day of the week is Saturday. Saturday and Sunday are ‘the weekend’ because each of those days is one ‘end’ of a week – the last day (Saturday) followed by the first day (Sunday).
Is weekend one word or two words?
We checked nine standard dictionaries in the US and the UK, and all of them now list “weekend” without the hyphen. However, the Oxford English Dictionary still hyphenates the word in its main entry (“week-end”), though the term is hyphen-free in all OED citations from the 1970s onward.