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clanger

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noun clang·er \ˈklaŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of clanger

  • : a bad and embarrassing mistake

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clanger

British

  1. :  a conspicuous blunder —often used in the phrase drop a clanger

Examples of clanger in a sentence

  1. They lost the game after a defensive clanger.

  2. <a newsreader who memorably dropped a clanger when she referred to Robert Burns as an English poet>



1948

First Known Use of clanger

1948

Rhymes with clanger



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