moonlight etymology

English word moonlight comes from Middle English monelicht

Detailed word origin of moonlight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
monelicht Middle English (enm)
moonlight English (eng) (by extension) To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.. To work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night. (attributive) Illuminated by the light from the Moon.. The light reflected from the Moon.