fender bender

noun

Definition of fender bender

: a minor automobile accident

Examples of fender bender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 12, Bowen was in the parking lot of a Tuskegee housing complex and began arguing with people over a fender bender involving a car belonging to the mother of his child, Stewart said. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 13 Dec. 2021 Ghaisar, a 25-year-old accountant from McLean, was involved in a fender bender on the George Washington Memorial Parkway on Nov. 17, 2017. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 Ghaisar was fatally shot by the officers in November 2017 following a chase on the George Washington Parkway, outside the nation's capital in northern Virginia, after a fender bender in which Ghaisar's car was rear-ended. Matthew Barakat, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 Bob gets into a fender bender outside the restaurant, then finds out who might be at fault. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2021 After experiencing a fender bender, Rhode Island drivers want their cars repaired at a reasonable cost. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 He’d been stripped of his driver’s license after the fender bender. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Reports of the orthopedic fender bender outside Caesar’s varied, but Knievel was rendered a bone-and-sinew jigsaw puzzle, with fractures to his pelvis, ankles, wrists, hips and femur. BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2021 Lewis died on May 1 after a fender bender crash between the two in St. Paul. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, 15 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fender bender

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Fender bender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fender%20bender. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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