low·​rid·​er ˈlō-ˌrī-dər How to pronounce lowrider (audio)
: 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 Highlights include ballet folklorico dancers, a mariachi band, traditional ceremonies, altars and a Catrina contest along with Mexican foods, local vendors, lowriders with contest, and kids activities. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Oct. 2023 This free event includes live music, traditional Mexican dance performances, a calavera catrina contest, a vendor market, food trucks, a lowrider car show, face painting, a Frida Kahlo exhibit and more. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Oct. 2023 The laws, which lowriders describe as discriminatory, have long prevented them from parading their cars without the fear of being cited or towed. Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 There will be a Catrina Contest at 2 p.m., food, shopping and a car show with trunk altars sponsored by the Por Siempre Car Club, along with lowrider bicycles on display. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2023 In the campaign video, Snoop Dogg can be seen pulling up to a home in a lowrider covered in holiday green plaid. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 6 Oct. 2023 To be sure, even the little lowriders recognize it as such. Natalie Arroyo Camacho, refinery29.com, 12 Sep. 2023 Guadalupe Rosales, rafa esparza and Mario Ayala bring the spirit of cruising and L.A. lowrider car culture to the Bay. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 There’ll be Tejano music, mariachi bands, dancers, a lowrider car show and bounce houses for the kids. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lowrider was circa 1972

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“Lowrider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowrider. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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