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Essay

zero derivation; adjective
To pull an all-nighter or almost an all-nighter so that one can start and finish an essay that is due the next day.
 
"I'm going to be essaying all night. It's due tomorrow and I shouldn't have procrastinated.
Etymology : Zero-derived from the noun "essay." College students are notorious for procrastinating on writing essays until the last minute, when they spend all night writing the essay.
Source : Friend, May 2008
Last modified: 5 December 2008


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