noun Informal.

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?
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.

Nearby words

  1. all-in,
  2. all-in wrestling,
  3. all-in-one,
  4. all-inclusive,
  5. all-night,
  6. all-or-none,
  7. all-or-none law,
  8. all-or-nothing,
  9. all-ordinaries index,
  10. all-out

Origin of all-nighter

1890–95; all night + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for all-nighter



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