Sunday driver

noun

plural Sunday drivers
: a person who drives slowly and leisurely or overcautiously
… when I have the time and really want to enjoy the view, I go the other way, the back way. I drive country roads whenever I can. You can have all that craziness on the interstate. Sure, if you want to nit-pick, I'm a Sunday driver. Darn proud of it too!Steve Kark
Highway driving is not necessarily anxiety provoking (the occasional Sunday driver notwithstanding).Theodore Modis
… running the bases with the caution of a Sunday driver caught up in the Indy 500…Hudson Bridges

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sunday driver was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Sunday driver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sunday%20driver. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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