Definitions

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  • n. The merging of work and leisure activities.

Etymologies

Blend of work and leisure, coined by American sociologist Dalton Conley (born 1969). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To take the growth of "weisure" (Conley loves making up compound words like that) for example, he remarks on the generally recognized growth of people working from home (and the history of the tax deduction for home offices was one of the few bits of the book that surprised me) and shopping at work, but also argues that "networking" forces people to turn their social interactions into an extension of work.

    Half Changed World

  • Gen Yers spend so much time using social media at work that a New York University Professor coined the term "weisure" which refers to people who use what was once their free time for work and their work time for socializing.

    FunnyBusiness

  • In this way, Twitter can be a virtual form of weisure -- a mix work and leisure.

    Dyane Jean François: Twitter, What Is It Good For?

  • Related: Home Blog – Buzzword: WeisureCNN. com – Welcome to the “weisure” lifestyle

    Are you living the life of “weisure?”

  • Technology is a major contributor to weisure time.

    Buzzword: Weisure

  • We first wrote about staycations in April 2008 and documented how the recession (or he-cession) prompted lifestyle changes like paycations, weisure, and unitasking.

    Consumer Reports' Top Buzzwords of 2009

  • And anxiety over the recession is undoubtedly another cause of weisure: Workers seem to be more inclined to check in more during their vacations, perhaps out for fear of falling behind or losing favor with the boss.

    Buzzword: Weisure

  • Related: Home Blog – Buzzword: WeisureCNN.com – Welcome to the “weisure” lifestyle

    Are you living the life of “weisure?”

  • We first wrote about staycations in April 2008 and documented how the recession or he-cession prompted lifestyle changes like paycations, weisure, and unitasking.

    Consumer Reports' Top Buzzwords of 2009

  • Now, a term has been coined to define these omni-tasking hours: weisure work and leisure.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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  • For pure evil, mm.

    May 14, 2009

  • I love portmanteaux, and it saddens me to see them so often used for ill.

    May 14, 2009

  • bleurgh! for the word and the example! where did you hear it?

    May 14, 2009

  • just heard this media-coined word term for the combination of work with leisure, as in pushing your child on the swing while simultaneously emailing a client on your "crackberry" ;-D

    May 14, 2009