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 Barrio Cafe owner Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza led the car parade with her lowrider, a historic, cream colored convertible. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "South Phoenix event for Biden features mariachi, lowriders, and Julian Castro," 1 Nov. 2020 Cota is self-taught, according to his website, and draws inspiration from sources including Mexican folk art and Chicano lowrider culture. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "They're beautiful and have a message. 8 new murals in Phoenix and the artists behind them," 11 Sep. 2020 Jenna Bluestein wonders whether her pandemic anxiety rubbed off on her dog, Dottie, a lowrider bully mix who loves to look out her first-floor D.C. window. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "Dogs, too, can find the pandemic disorienting," 24 Aug. 2020 First known for his graffiti writing in the early 1990s, Cartoon has created brightly colored lowriders that have been displayed at art festivals. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers, L.A. artist Mister Cartoon release limited-edition gear for coronavirus relief," 29 Apr. 2020 Other car shows boast about new models, but Autorama has the oldies and goodies: hot rods, lowriders, crazy chrome, airbrushed art, wings, rims, pinstripes and more. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "10 fun things to do the week of Feb. 14-20 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 13 Feb. 2020 The collection of lowrider stories is not just about history. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Someone San Diego Should Know: Alberto Pulido," 29 July 2019 The lowrider culture that arose in Southern California blossomed on the West Coast in the 1970s and soon spread beyond. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "‘Selena car’ among the attractions at San Antonio’s Lowlow Carshow," 29 Sep. 2019 The benefit cruise is open to all makes and models of cars, lowriders, rods and motorcycles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Show ‘n Shine," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lowrider

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Lowrider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowrider. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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