plural noun au·to·mo·bil·ia \ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl-yə\

Definition of automobilia

  1. :  collectible items relating to automobiles classic hood ornaments and other automobilia Sotheby's presents a major event for collectors of vintage automobiles, automobilia and automobile art … — advertisement, Connoisseur, May 1990 … there are fashion shows, jewelry for sale and automobilia galore, from classic posters to restored 1950s-style gas pumps. — Barry Spyker, Miami Herald, 18 Mar. 2004

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Origin and Etymology of automobilia

2automobile + 2-ia

First Known Use: 1952

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a trip made at another's expense

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