sundowner

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noun sun·down·er \ -ˌdau̇-nər \

Definition of sundowner

1
[from his habit of arriving at a place where he hopes to obtain food and lodging too late to do any work]
Australia :hobo 2, vagrant 1a
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

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First Known Use of sundowner

1868

sundowner Synonyms

Synonyms
bindle stiff, bum, bummer, hobo, tramp [Australian], swaggie [chiefly Australian], swagman [chiefly Australian], vagabond, vagrant
Related Words
drifter, roamer, transient; beggar, derelict, mendicant, panhandler, stiff; dodger, malingerer, shirker, slacker; gamine, ragamuffin, urchin, waif


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