night person (first form 1846+, second 1868+)
noun, Informal. 1. a person who often stays up late at night; nighthawk. noun 1. (informal) a person who is or prefers to be up and about late at night n. “owl which flies at night,” 1590s; applied since 1846 (American English) to persons who are up or out late at night. Cf. night-hawk, also […]
- Night palsy
night palsy n. A temporary numbness and paresis of an extremity caused by its compression during sleep.
noun 1. a person who prefers to stay up late or who functions best during the nighttime hours. noun phrase One of the night people: She’s a night person, never gets up before the afternoon (1950s+)
noun 1. a bird that cries in the night. noun 1. (poetic) any bird, esp the night heron, that is most active at night