- 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
Examples from the Web for 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
Word Origin and History for moonlighter
"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).