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downer definition

and down; downie
  1. n.
    a barbiturate or a tranquilizer. (Drugs.) : Too much booze with those downers, and you're dead.
  2. n.
    a bad drug experience; a down trip. (Drugs.) : That stuff you gave me was a real downer.
  3. n.
    a depressing event; a bad situation; a down trip. : These cloudy days are always downers.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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