Definition of swing shift in English:

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swing shift

Pronunciation: /ˈswiNG ˌSHift/


North American
A work shift from mid-afternoon to around midnight.
Example sentences
  • So I would go to college in the daytime, rehearsing on the swing shift and performing and working at the brewery.
  • Working class families have done that kind of thing for ever: one parent works the day shift, one swing shift, so as to cover child care.
  • I figured he'd be at home sleeping before his swing shift.

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Syllabification: swing shift

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