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sundowner

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noun sun·down·er \-ˌdau̇-nər\

Definition of sundowner

  1. 1 [from his habit of arriving at a place where he hopes to obtain food and lodging too late to do any work] Australian :  hobo, tramp

  2. 2 chiefly British :  a drink taken at sundown



Examples of sundowner in a sentence

  1. <sundowners showing up at a sheep station looking for work>



1868

First Known Use of sundowner

1868


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