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1590s, from night + work (n.). Old English had nihtweorc.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for night-work

Historical Examples

  • George, I cannot think how it is that you have night-work to do!

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • And the glory of all that night-work is, the sense of wronging somebody.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • Night-work, when employed in the day, does not pay; on the contrary, it kills.


    Edward W. Bok

  • Dil stepped about cautiously, emptied the grate, and did up her night-work.

    In Wild Rose Time

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • It is hard to keep to this night-work and to live an orderly life.