Sundowner definition

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(brit., informal) An alcoholic drink taken at sunset.
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(australian) A vagrant; a tramp.
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(chiefly british) A drink taken at sundown.
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2010, John Hirst, Looking for Australia: Historical Essays, page 60,

Like the Australian sundowners, some of these trampers were suspected of never wanting to find a job.

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(nautical) A sea captain who shows harsh discipline by requiring all hands to be on board by sundown.
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(medicine, colloquial) A patient, usually demented, who tends to become agitated in the evening.
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A cocktail consumed at sunset, or to signify the end of the day; cocktail party held in the early evening.
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(austral., informal) A tramp or vagrant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sundowner
Plural:
sundowners

Origin of sundowner

  • From sundown +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary