Meaning of “school night” in the English Dictionary

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"school night" in British English

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school nightnoun [ C ]

/ˈskuːl ˌnaɪt/ /ˈskuːl ˌnaɪt/

the evening before a day when children have to go to school. Adults also use this expression informally to describe the evening before a day when they have to get up to go to work. :

I don't usually stay out this late on a school night.

(Definition of “school night” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)