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  • n. A person who moonlights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A moonshiner.
  • n. In Ireland, one of a band that engaged in agrarian outrages by night.
  • n. A serenader by moonlight.
  • n. One who works at a second job in addition to his main occupation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of one of the organized bands of desperados that carried on a system of agrarian outrages in Ireland.
  • n. Same as moonshiner.
  • n. One of a party who go about serenading on moonlight nights.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who holds a second job (usually after hours)


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