Definition of “moonlight” - English Dictionary

“moonlight” in American English

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moonlightnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/

moonlight noun [ U ] (LIGHT FROM MOON)

the pale light of the moon

moonlightverb [ I ]

us /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/ past tense and past participle moonlighted

moonlight verb [ I ] (WORK SECRETLY)

to work at an additional job, esp. without telling your main employer:

In addition to her teaching job, she moonlights as a waitress on weekends.

(Definition of “moonlight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“moonlight” in Business English

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moonlightverb [ I ]

uk /ˈmuːnlaɪt/ us WORKPLACE

to work at an extra job, especially without telling your main employer:

Nearly a third of nurses are moonlighting to make ends meet, according to a report.
moonlight as sth I occasionally moonlight as a caterer.
noun [ C ]

Trusting a moonlighter to do your house renovation work is risky.

(Definition of “moonlight” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)