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Origin of night owl
Words nearby night owl
Example sentences from the Web for night owl
Shall we rouse the night-owl in a catch, that will draw three souls out of one weaver?Shakespeare and Music|Edward W. Naylor
In the day-time she changed herself into a cat or a night-owl, but in the evening she became like an ordinary woman again.The Green Fairy Book|Various
It was some one mimicking a night-owl, and doing it very badly, as the boy's true ear detected at once.Then Marched the Brave|Harriet T. Comstock
From a tree near the forest Tess could hear the screech of a night-owl die away in smothered laughter.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Now speaks the night-owl forth to welcome them Into the kingdom of the gloomy shadows.Early Plays|Henrik Ibsen
British Dictionary definitions for night owl
Idioms and Phrases with night owl
A person who habitually stays up late and is active at night, as in You can call her after midnight, for she's a night owl. This colloquial term, originally used in the late 1500s for an owl that is active at night, was transferred to nocturnal human beings in the mid-1800s.