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Monday +‎ -ish


Mondayish (not comparable)

  1. (informal) on, or around Monday
    I hope to have the job finished by Mondayish.


Mondayish (comparative more Mondayish, superlative most Mondayish)

  1. (informal) feeling ill, especially used of clergymen having worked all day Sunday
    • 1798, Around the Tea-table by Thomas De Witt Talmadge
      I wonder if on this Monday morning all the world is rested? No, no! Many of the best people of the world feel Mondayish. They overdid the Sunday and had no rest.
  2. (informal) hungover after a weekend of drinking (as a presumed contributing explanation for a clergyman feeling Mondayish)
    • 1839, Alcohol; it's place and power by James Miller
      You all know that my work on the Sabbath day is very hard, and I used to think that I was entitled to something good after the labors of the day, and generally took a stiff glass of brandy and water. I did this, as I thought, to strengthen me, but I invariably passed a restless night, was always Mondayish, and felt unfit for anything; but since I have given up the brandy and water, I feel as well on Monday morning as I did on Saturday night.
    • c. 1862, "Total Abstinence for ministers" Journal of the American Temperance Union
      As an ordinary drinker, he always used to find it necessary to have a glass of something as a night-cap, and then he always woke up in the morning hot and feverish, and Mondayish. That word Mondayish would be banished out of the language if they would only banish alcohol.
  3. (informal) grumpy and disheartened on returning to work on a Monday after the weekend
    I feel a bit Mondayish this week at the start of a long project.

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