: a weak, sick, or crippled animal in shipment that is down and cannot get up —often used attributively <a downer cow>
: someone or something depressing, disagreeable, or unsatisfactory
Examples of DOWNER
- I took some downers to help me sleep.
- “His cat just died.” “Oh, that's a real downer.”
- Our conversation about death was a bit of a downer.
First Known Use of DOWNER
down·er noun \ˈdau̇-nər\ (Medical Dictionary)
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