night·​walk·​er | \ ˈnīt-ˌwȯ-kər \

Definition of nightwalker

1 : a person who roams about at night especially with criminal intent

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Eliot Schrefer’s new Lost Rainforest series casts sunset as nature’s own Mason-Dixon line, dividing animal kind into daywalkers and nightwalkers — two factions with a xenophobic fear of one another. Christopher Healy, New York Times, "Fantasies for Young Readers, With an Eye on Today’s Fears and Divisions," 26 Jan. 2018 Because the one thing nightwalkers and daywalkers agree on is that shadowwalkers are an abomination of nature. Christopher Healy, New York Times, "Fantasies for Young Readers, With an Eye on Today’s Fears and Divisions," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nightwalker

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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night·​walk·​er | \ ˈnīt-ˌwȯ-kər \

Legal Definition of nightwalker

: a person who roams about at night soliciting others for illicit sexual acts often preceded by common

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