that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down: a turndown collar.


an act or instance of being refused or rejected: He got turndowns from all the better colleges.

Nearby words

  1. turnaround,
  2. turnaround time,
  3. turnbuckle,
  4. turncoat,
  5. turncock,
  6. turned comma,
  7. turned out,
  8. turned-on,
  9. turner,
  10. turner's syndrome

Origin of turndown

First recorded in 1830–40; from verb phrase turn down

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