Definition of sundowner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌndaʊnə/


1British informal An alcoholic drink taken at sunset.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Their routine of seeking shelter and a meal from farmers just before nightfall led to the term sundowners.
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