verb (used without object), moon·light·ed, moon·light·ing.
- moonlight flit,
- moonlight sonata,
Origin of moonlight
Examples from the Web for moonlighter
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.)
Moonlighter's jockey saw he was beaten for the moment at least and took a pull.Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
And Ralph's doubts in regard to the moonlighter's sanity increased each moment.Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation|James Otis
verb -lights, -lighting or -lighted
"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).