/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪtɪŋ) /

  1. working at a secondary job

  2. (in 19th-century Ireland) the carrying out of cattle-maiming, murders, etc, during the night in protest against the land-tenure system

Words Nearby moonlighting

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How to use moonlighting in a sentence

  • 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
  • What call had he to go moonlighting or to bring himself into danger at all?

    Seven Short Plays | Lady Gregory
  • Another small moonlighting incident, now appearing for the first time on this or any other stage.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • My journey to Galway was undertaken for the purpose of hanging four men who were condemned to death for 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.)