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clunker

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noun clunk·er \ˈkləŋ-kər\

Simple Definition of clunker

  • : an old car or machine that does not work well

  • : something that is a complete failure

Full Definition of clunker

  1. 1 :  an old or badly working piece of machinery; especially :  a dilapidated automobile

  2. 2 :  someone or something notably unsuccessful <told a joke that was a real clunker>

Examples of clunker

  1. My first car was an old clunker that kept breaking down.

  2. That joke was a real clunker.

  3. The director's recent films have all been clunkers.



1933

First Known Use of clunker

1933


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