fortnight

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Contracted form of Old English fēowertȳne (fourteen) niht (nights). Compare sennight.

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fortnight (plural fortnights)

  1. (chiefly UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) A period of fourteen nights; two weeks.

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fortnight (not comparable)

  1. After a fortnight has passed.
    1852 Charles Dickens, Bleak House: We will proceed with the hearing on Wednesday fortnight.

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