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[loh-rahy-der] /ˈloʊˈraɪ dər/
an individually decorated and customized car fitted with hydraulic jacks that permit lowering of the chassis nearly to the road.
a person, often a teenager, who owns and drives such a car.
Origin of lowrider
First recorded in 1975-80; low1 + rider Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Slang definitions & phrases for low rider

low rider

noun phrase

  1. A person who drives a car with a radically lowered suspension
  2. A car with a lowered suspension
  3. A motorcyclist, esp one who rides a customized motorcycle with the handlebars very high
  4. A rough young man from a black ghetto: A group of low riders from Watts assembled on the basketball court/ There are what the blacks call low riders, these people who run around pushing their weight around

[1950s+ Southern California; extended fr the ghetto style, among blacks and Chicanos, of the cool young man who wished, according to Calvin Trillin, ''to lower his car to within a few inches of the ground, make it as beautiful as he knows how and drive it very slowly'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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