low·​rid·​er | \ ˈlō-ˌrī-dər How to pronounce lowrider (audio) \

Definition of lowrider

: a customized car with a chassis that has been lowered so that it narrowly clears the ground

Examples of lowrider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country looks west and sees a future that inspires and frightens, a city of progressive politics and immigrants, of homeless tents and Marvel fantasies; of God, flesh, tattoos, Cartier and lowriders. Los Angeles Times, "Why L.A. is the perpetual dark heart of crime writing," 17 Oct. 2019 Fueled by media hysteria and law enforcement surveillance, the reputation of lowriders became distorted. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Someone San Diego Should Know: Alberto Pulido," 29 July 2019 The City Council acknowledged the crime and traffic issues associated with cruising in the 1990s that prompted the ordinance, but agreed with organizers, who said the lowrider culture has become family friendly. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lowrider event gets green light from National City," 26 June 2019 Organizers of an inaugural lowrider car show in National City got a green light last week from the City Council, which approved a permit for the event. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lowrider event gets green light from National City," 26 June 2019 One custom that took a prime spot right out in front of the Museum was a killer green 1952 Chevy lowrider with suicide doors, wide white wall tires and custom pinstriping and paint. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Automobile Driving Museum hosts first Bombs Car Show," 26 May 2018 Embedded in his paintings and surreal installations are images of graffiti, lowriders, dogs and elements of the rasquache (or lowbrow). Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Police violence paintings, a gallery's 25th and enduring images of a photojournalist's life," 21 June 2018 There weren’t that many people that owned lowriders and that were photographers. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Photographer Is the King of Capturing L.A.’s Lowrider and Street Cultures," 27 Mar. 2018 The lowriders here sport incredibly beautiful rims that stand out and add character but do nothing to improve performance. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "5 Bucket-List Upgrades to Make a Killer Overland Truck," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of lowrider

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Lowrider.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowrider. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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