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ˈsʌnˌdaʊ nərsun·down·er

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  1. sundownernoun

    a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown

  2. sundownernoun

    a drink taken at sundown


  1. sundownernoun

    A wandering traveller/worker (such as a swagman) who arrived at a farm too late in the day to do any work, but still partook of their hospitality.

  2. sundownernoun

    (nautical) A harsh disciplinarian sea captain typified by requiring all hands on board by sundown.

  3. sundownernoun

    A patient, usually demented, who tends to become agitated in the evening.

  4. sundownernoun

    A cocktail consumed at sunset, or to signify the end of the day. A cocktail party in the early evening.

  5. Etymology: * sundown + -er


  1. sundowner

    A sundowner is generally referred to someone who experiences increased confusion or agitation that begins at dusk and continues into the night. This term is commonly associated with a symptom of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Alternatively, a sundowner can also refer to a transient worker or a nomad in Australia, or a cocktail drunk at sunset.


  1. Sundowner

    Sundowner is an acoustic project of Chris McCaughan of The Lawrence Arms, also featuring Jenny Choi, Neil Hennessy, and Eli Caterer. Their debut album, Four One Five Two, was released on Red Scare Records on March 13, 2007. Asian Man Records released the second Sundowner album "We Chase The Waves" on August 10, 2010. Since releasing the album, one official video has been made for the song "This War is Noise", directed by Lawrence Arms bassist/singer Brendan Kelly. Sundowner toured with Mike Park through the UK and Europe in February and March 2008. During live shows, Sundowner is also known to cover unreleased acoustic versions of Lawrence Arms songs. Sundowner is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords, who will release their third album in 2013

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundowner in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundowner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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