Definition of night waking in US English:

night waking

noun

  • 1The action or practice of remaining awake at night, especially in study or †(Scottish) revelry. Now rare.

  • 2Habitual awakening during the night, especially of an infant or young child.

Origin

Late 15th century. From night + waking. Compare earlier night-waker.

Pronunciation

night waking

/ˈnʌɪt ˌweɪkɪŋ/