Definition of sundowner in English:


Line breaks: sun|down¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌndaʊnə


  • 1British informal An alcoholic drink taken at sunset.
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    • We are drinking sundowners by the Land Cruiser and musing that, if we set off on foot now, we'd still be nowhere in a week's time.
    • Our first evening was spent drinking sundowners, drifting down the Zambezi on a pontoon absorbing the sunset and watching large herds of elephants swimming across the river supporting their calves in the deep water.
    • The marina at Troon is the perfect place to sip a few sundowners as you watch the yachts come in, and Culzean Castle is an astounding place to visit, with spectacular views and fabulous gardens.
  • 2Australian /NZ informal , • dated A tramp arriving at a sheep station in the evening under the pretence of seeking work, so as to obtain food and shelter.
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    • Their routine of seeking shelter and a meal from farmers just before nightfall led to the term sundowners.

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