graveyard shift

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of graveyard shift

: a work shift beginning late at night (such as 11 o'clock); also : the workers on such a shift

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First Known Use of graveyard shift

1908

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Definition of graveyard shift for English Language Learners

  • : a scheduled period of work that begins late at night and ends in the morning


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