weekend warrior

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1956: First known usage

Title: Military Public Works Construction. Author(s) United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Real Estate and Military Construction Publisher U. S. Govt. Print. Page 290: "At Anascostia, the training that is done to naval aviators who are in the Reserve Services, weekend warrior(s) as it were, and they come to Anasconstia to get their refresher training."

NounEdit

weekend warrior (plural weekend warriors)

  1. A part-time soldier, or reservist
    Such was the pace with which I, and many like me, the so called ‘weekend warriors’ or Territorial Army, were hoisted aboard the Gulf War battle wagon.
  2. (idiomatic) A person who indulges in a sport or pastime on an infrequent basis, usually on weekends when work commitments are not present.
    The most common foot-related injury I see for the weekend warrior is heel pain.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (infrequent participant in sport or pastime): lifestyler
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