nightwork

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Etymology[edit]

From night +‎ work. Compare Dutch nachtwerk, German Nachtwerk.

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nightwork (uncountable)

  1. Work which is carried out at night. [from 16th c.]
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 183:
      ‘Under journalist cover we bring her into play, give her Chinese newspapers to translate, send her on little errands, involve her, complete her education and train her in nightwork.’