- 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 moonlightingcheating, untrue, illicit, extracurricular, purloin, filch, swipe, pursue, manage, drive, try, toil, strive, recreation, diversion, subsidiary, hobby, distraction, moonlighting, cop
Examples from the Web for moonlighting
Contemporary Examples of moonlighting
The theater manager called security, and three moonlighting off-duty police deputies arrived.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
When Joan Leonard puts the set on, Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd are yelling at each other on Moonlighting.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
Historical Examples of moonlighting
If the Limerick moonlighters must have been tried in Cork there would have been no moonlighting.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But did you ever hear of a youngster who'd sit behind the door and suck his thumbs while there was moonlighting in the air?The Pioneers
Katharine Susannah Prichard
My journey to Galway was undertaken for the purpose of hanging four men who were condemned to death for moonlighting.My Experiences as an Executioner
- working at a secondary job
- (in 19th-century Ireland) the carrying out of cattle-maiming, murders, etc, during the night in protest against the land-tenure system
- 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).