Origin of sundowner
Related Words for sundownerenforcer, trainer, authoritarian, bully, stickler, master, tyrant, despot, teacher, sundowner, sergeant, formalist
Examples from the Web for sundowner
Contemporary Examples of sundowner
After the rain ended, we took a bottle of wine to a slab of granite rock just beyond camp for a sundowner.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot
July 9, 2013
Historical Examples of sundowner
Once a man becomes a "sundowner" he is useless for any honest employment.Australian Pictures
Now grooms were hard to get, especially at the price I could afford to pay, and I did not want a man of the sundowner stamp.Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion
Also it's safe to draw a sundowner sitting listlessly on a bench on the veranda, reading the Bulletin.While the Billy Boils
The news of his return spread quickly and several officials dropped in for a "sundowner."
He longed each night for the usual "sundowner," but had determined not to open his one remaining bottle, in case of accident.
- Australian and NZ obsolete, slang a tramp, esp one who seeks food and lodging at sundown when it is too late to work
- nautical a strict ship's officer
- informal, mainly British an alcoholic drink taken at sunset
- NZ slang a lazy sheepdog