night owl


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night owl

n. Informal
A person who habitually stays up and is active late into the night.
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night owl

or

night hawk

n
informal a person who is or prefers to be up and about late at night
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night′ owl`



n.
a person who often stays up late at night.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.night owl - a person who likes to be active late at nightnight owl - a person who likes to be active late at night
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
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Translations
éjjeli bagoly
nátthrafn
nattuggla

night owl

n (fig) → nottambulo/a
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