noun \jə-ˈlä-pē\

: an old car that is in poor condition

plural ja·lop·ies

Full Definition of JALOPY

:  a dilapidated old vehicle (as an automobile)

Examples of JALOPY

  1. He fixed up an old jalopy.
  2. <his parents gave him an old jalopy for school>

Origin of JALOPY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1928

Related to JALOPY

clunker, crate, beater, junker

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

Rhymes with JALOPY


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