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all-nighter

[awl-nahy-ter] /ˈɔlˈnaɪ tər/
noun, Informal.
1.
something that lasts, is available, or is open for business throughout the night:
The poker game turned into an all-nighter. Are any of the grocery stores all-nighters?
2.
an act of staying up all night, as to study or finish a task:
I had to pull an all-nighter to get the paper done on time.
Origin of all-nighter
1890-1895
1890-95; all night + -er1
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  • You've been married thirteen years, and I suppose Lyster has always been what he calls an all-nighter.

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British Dictionary definitions for all-nighter

all-nighter

/ˌɔːlˈnaɪtə/
noun
1.
an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night
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Slang definitions & phrases for all-nighter

all-nighter

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pull an all-nighter

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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