- the light of the moon.
- pertaining to moonlight.
- illuminated by moonlight.
- occurring by moonlight, or at night.
- to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.
Origin of moonlight
Related Words for moonlighterburglar, sniper, pickpocket, bandit, crook, swindler, criminal, pirate, robber, mugger, prowler, clip, cheat, hijacker, punk, plunderer, kleptomaniac, pilferer, larcenist, stealer
Examples from the Web for moonlighter
Historical Examples of moonlighter
Moonlighter's jockey saw he was beaten for the moment at least and took a pull.Boy Woodburn
And Ralph's doubts in regard to the moonlighter's sanity increased each moment.Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation
Before the terrified boys and girls could comply the father appeared and shot a moonlighter dead in his tracks.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- Also called: moonshine light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
- (modifier) illuminated by the moona moonlight walk
- short for moonlight flit
- (intr) informal to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
"hold a second job, especially at night," 1957 (implied in moonlighting), from moonlighter (1954), from the notion of working by the light of the moon; see moonlight (n.). Related: Moonlighting. Earlier the word had been used to mean "commit crimes at night" (1882).