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a person who likes to sit in the sun, esp. to get tanned skin


She turns sun-worshipper in the spring.

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  • Yes, you are the sun; and all my life I have been a sun-worshipper.

    Max Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • Petite Jeanne was a sun-worshipper and a fire-worshipper of the best sort.

    The Magic Curtain Roy J. Snell
  • Bahaism, whose deceitful leader is a sun-worshipper, has hundreds of thousands of followers in the English speaking world.

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein
  • Sometimes she thought of this stone as an altar and of herself as a sun-worshipper.

  • "I'm not such a sun-worshipper as you are," answered Margaret, taking a seat on the bench in the shade.

    East Angels Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "I thought I was the only sun-worshipper in Durban," she remarked, as one continuing an ordinary conversation with an old friend.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • The world could have but one sun, and every man or woman who sought its warmth must be a sun-worshipper.

    A Ladder of Swords Gilbert Parker
  • Aye, that was an early riser; but I knew he was no sun-worshipper.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
Slang definitions & phrases for sun-worshipper



One who likes to sit in the sun, esp to get a tan: turns sun-worshipper in April (1966+)

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