moonlight

[ moon-lahyt ]
/ ˈmunˌlaɪt /

noun

the light of the moon.

adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM moonlight

moon·light·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for moonlighting (1 of 2)

moonlighting
/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪtɪŋ) /

noun

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)

moonlight
/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪt) /

noun

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 forms of moonlight

moonlighter, noun
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