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Monday

Monday the day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday. Recorded from Old English (in form Mōnandæg), the name originally meant ‘day of the moon’, a translation of late Latin lunae dies.
Monday club a right-wing political club, formed in 1961, that originally held its meetings on Mondays.
Monday morning quarterback in North America, a person who passes judgement on and criticizes something after the event, an armchair critic.
Saint Monday used with reference to the practice among workmen of being idle on Monday, as a consequence of drunkenness on the Sunday, chiefly in the phrase to keep Saint Monday.

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Monday

Mon·day / ˈməndā/ • n. the day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday: I saw him on Monday the Monday before last | [as adj.] Monday morning. • adv. on Monday: I'll call you Monday. ∎  (Mondays) on Mondays; each Monday: the restaurant is closed Mondays.

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Monday

Monday OE. mōnandæġ, corr. to MLG., MDu. mān(en)dach (Du. maandag), OHG. mānatag (G. Montag), ON. mánadagr; f. MOON + DAY, tr. late L. lūnæ diēs ‘day of the moon’ (after Gr. hēmérā Selénēs).

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Monday

Monday: see week.

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MondayAllende, duende •Wednesday •heyday, mayday, payday •bidet • weekday • Halliday • holiday •Friday • Hobday • washday • Corday •magna cum laude, summa cum laude •Daudet, démodé •noonday • Tuesday •Domesday, doomsday •Yaoundé • someday •Monday, sundae, Sunday •Muscadet • workaday • faraday •Saturday • yesterday • workday •birthday • Thursday

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