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Meaning of SUNDOWNER

Pronunciation:  'sun`dawnur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Brit) a drink taken at sundown
  2. [n]  (Australia) a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
 

SUNDOWNER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: drifter, drink, floater, vagrant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sun"down`er\, n.
A tramp or vagabond in the Australian bush; -- so called from
his coming to sheep stations at sunset of ask for supper and
a bed, when it is too late to work; -- called also {traveler}
and {swagman} (but not all swagmen are sundowners).

      Sundowners, -- men who loaf about till sunset, and then
      come in with the demand for unrefusable rations.
                                               --Francis
                                               Adams.

 

 

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