clanger

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noun clang·er \ˈklaŋ-ər\

Definition of clanger

British

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

Examples of clanger in a sentence

  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>

1948

First Known Use of clanger

1948



CLANGER Defined for English Language Learners

clanger

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noun clang·er \ˈklaŋ-ər\

Definition of clanger for English Language Learners

  • : a bad and embarrassing mistake


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