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sundowner

[suhn-dou-ner] /ˈsʌnˌdaʊ nər/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. an alcoholic drink taken after completing the day's work, usually at sundown.
2.
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.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; sundown + -er1
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  • There are nature walks through the geranium-bright gardens, as well as a wisteria-covered terrace for a sundowner.
British Dictionary definitions for sundowner

sundowner

/ˈsʌnˌdaʊnə/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, obsolete, slang) 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, mainly Brit) an alcoholic drink taken at sunset
4.
(NZ, slang) a lazy sheepdog
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sundowner

noun

: A patient who suffers delusions and disorientation at night, but not by daylight (1980s+ Medical)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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