one-nighter

noun

one-night·​er ˌwən-ˈnī-tər How to pronounce one-nighter (audio)

Examples of one-nighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prior to announcing going to Mars for the opening, Intuit Dome has already put shows on sale by Usher (for four nights), Billy Joel (keeping it to a one-nighter) and Twenty One Pilots. Chris Willman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024 Most routes are one-nighters linking an ever-expanding list of European cities, with a few longer loops starting and ending in Paris. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 23 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of one-nighter was in 1916

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“One-nighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-nighter. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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