fly-by-night·​er ˌflī-bī-ˈnī-tər How to pronounce fly-by-nighter (audio)

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fly-by-nighter was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Fly-by-nighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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