clanger


clang·er

noun \ˈklaŋ-ər\

: a bad and embarrassing mistake

Full Definition of CLANGER

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

Examples of CLANGER

  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>

First Known Use of CLANGER

1948

Rhymes with CLANGER

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