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Sunday driver

a person who drives a car inexpertly, especially slowly or overcautiously, in the manner of one who drives infrequently.
Origin of Sunday driver
1915-20 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sunday-driver

Sunday driver

(informal) a person who drives slowly, timorously, or unskilfully, as if used to driving only on Sundays when the roads are relatively quiet
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Contemporary definitions for sunday-driver

a motor vehicle driver that is unskillful or drives slowly, endangering others by inconsistency, poor judgment, or inexperience's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for sunday-driver



  1. The best; one's best: Sunday finest (1794+)
  2. mateur; occasional: For a Sunday painter he's not bad (1925+)

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[the first date refers to the phrase Sunday best, ''one's best clothes'']

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