sun downer


Chiefly British. an alcoholic drink taken after completing the day's work, usually at sundown.
Australian. a tramp or hobo, especially one who arrives at a homestead near sundown in order to avoid having to work in exchange for shelter.

1870–75; sundown + -er1 Unabridged
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sundowner (ˈsʌnˌdaʊnə)
1.  obsolete, slang (Austral), (NZ) a tramp, esp one who seeks food and lodging at sundown when it is too late to work
2.  nautical a strict ship's officer
3.  informal chiefly (Brit) an alcoholic drink taken at sunset
4.  slang (NZ) a lazy sheepdog

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