Definition of fortnight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːtnaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrtnaɪt//
[usually singular] (British English)
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two weeks a fortnight’s holiday a fortnight ago in a fortnight’s time He's had three accidents in the past fortnight. We hope to leave in the next fortnight. We’ve spent the last fortnight in Spain. Word OriginOld English fēowertīene niht ‘fourteen nights’.