I am writing (yet another) calendar software which should also support recurrent entries/events, i.e. entries that repeat in certain intervals.

So far I have:

  • "daily" - happens every day
  • "weekly" - happens once every week
  • "biweekly" - happens every other week
  • "monthly" - happens once per month

Is there any similar short adverb for event that only happen on working days, i.e. days when people are at work/in the office (like Mon-Fri, or Mon-Sat, but not on Sundays)?

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    Maybe ask your customers or look at rival software? I suspect you'll have to go with "weekday", a noun often used as an adjective, rather than an adverb ("daily", "weekly", etc, can be adjectives). Although looking at calendar software, most of it seems to avoid the ambiguities of "weekday" by only having options to select the exact days or range of days, not "weekday".
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 12:30
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    We have daydaily and weekweekly, so it makes logical sense that we should have weekdayweekdaily. Unfortunately, it hasn't made its way into common use. Or any use that I'm aware of. Without it, all you can say is every weekday. Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 15:42
  • non-holidays; work days. Commented Jun 9, 2019 at 4:41

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The closest thing you’ll find is “weekday.” The opposite is, “weekend.”

  • So the adjective would be workdaily (or weekdaily as Jason Bassford suggests) - except that it does not really exist or is at least not in common usage? Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 20:02
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    I’d put on the list as “weekdays.” It doesn’t fit neatly into your list but there isn’t a word that does. A native English speaker will understand.
    – mml
    Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 20:58
  • Ok, I think I will go with "weekdays" then, or maybe even "weekdays only". Commented Jun 10, 2019 at 19:39

The word is "Business days" for a day of the working week not including official holidays.

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