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all-nighter

[awl-nahy-ter]
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noun Informal.
  1. something that lasts, is available, or is open for business throughout the night: The poker game turned into an all-nighter. Are any of the grocery stores all-nighters?
  2. an act of staying up all night, as to study or finish a task: I had to pull an all-nighter to get the paper done on time.

Origin of all-nighter

1890–95; all night + -er1
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  • You've been married thirteen years, and I suppose Lyster has always been what he calls an all-nighter.

    Ancestors

    Gertrude Atherton


British Dictionary definitions for all-nighter

all-nighter

noun
  1. an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night
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