evenings

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From evening +‎ -s (adverbial suffix). Compare with Dutch avonds, Low German avends, German abends, all “in the evening, evenings”, which are originally adverbial genitives, however.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiːvnɪŋz/
  • Hyphenation: eve‧nings

Noun[edit]

evenings

  1. plural of evening

Adverb[edit]

evenings (not comparable)

  1. (informal, somewhat dated) In the evening, during the evening.
    • 1845, By Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. [1]:
      He had ordered her not to go out evenings, and warned her that she must never let him catch her in company with a young man, who was paying attention to her belonging to Colonel Lloyd.

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