Moonlight is literally the light we can see shining from the moon, but to moonlight is to work a second job. Get it? You have to work in the moonlight because there aren’t enough hours in the day.

Moonlight is the reflection of the sun off the moon's surface — a clear sky and a full moon provide brilliant moonlight. Smugglers hate moonlight. If you moonlight, you work a second job, and it doesn’t have to be at night. If your history teacher also works as a mascot for a baseball team, he moonlights as a dancing bear. As a verb, it used to mean “commit crimes at night,” but now just means “to work a second job.”

Primary Meanings of moonlight

the light of the Moon
work a second job, usually after hours
Full Definitions of moonlight

n the light of the Moon

moonlight is the smuggler's enemy”
Moon, moonshine
Type of:
light, visible light, visible radiation
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

v work a second job, usually after hours

“The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver”
Type of:
do work, work
be employed

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