especially south -vəl
: of, relating to, or constituting a rickety or inefficient railroad line
even the Toonerville locals are terribly overcrowded, so make your reservations nowT. H. Fielding

Word History


from the Toonerville (trolley), a rickety trolley car in the comic strip Toonerville Trolley by Fontaine Fox born 1884 American cartoonist

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“Toonerville.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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