[ moon-lahyt ]
/ ˈmunˌlaɪt /


the light of the moon.


pertaining to moonlight.
illuminated by moonlight.
occurring by moonlight, or at night.

verb (used without object), moon·light·ed, moon·light·ing.

to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.

Origin of moonlight

1325–75; 1950–55 for def 5; Middle English monelight
Related formsmoon·light·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for moonlighting (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪtɪŋ) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for moonlighting (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪt) /


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

verb -lights, -lighting or -lighted

(intr) informal to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
Derived Formsmoonlighter, noun
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