all-nighter


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all night·er

or all-night·er (ôl′nī′tər)
n. Informal
A project or event lasting all through the night, especially an intense bout of study or work: pulled an all nighter to finish the assignment on time.

all-nighter

(ˌɔːlˈnaɪtə)
n
an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night

all′-night′er



n. Informal.
something lasting or open all night, as an all-night game or all-night supermarket.
[1890–95]
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I probably made a mistake going on an all-nighter last night.
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