fender bender


Definition of fender bender 

: a minor automobile accident

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The call that came into a GEICO auto insurance claims department seemed routine: A Lexus GS350 was involved in a fender bender with a Chrysler 320 in North Miami-Dade. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 In most casts, the fatal airbag deployments were triggered by a fender bender from which the victims should have been able to walk away, the release said. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Feds warn South Florida drivers about need to get airbags replaced," 8 June 2018 According to the report, the model’s chauffeured car was involved in a fender bender. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner Denies Report She Was Involved in Fender Bender at Cannes Film Festival," 17 May 2018 Ramona Singer is recovering after getting into a fender bender in the Hamptons over the weekend. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Ramona Singer Is 'Swollen and Bruised' After 'Upsetting' Car Accident in the Hamptons: Source," 29 May 2018 What about the woeful ridership numbers, broken-down ticket machines and plethora of other fender benders? Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX: Is Cincinnati's streetcar cursed? Here's what Bible scholar, psychic have to say," 22 Jan. 2018 Despite those instructions, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns was involved in a fender bender on Jan. 20 and left the scene, according to prosecutors. Colleen Long, BostonGlobe.com, "Driver in crash that killed Broadway actress’s 4-year-old daughter charged," 4 May 2018 Despite those instructions, Bruns was involved in a fender bender on Jan. 20 and left the scene, according to prosecutors. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Prosecutors: Driver who had seizure, killed 2 kids was warned by doctor not to drive," 3 May 2018 In one episode, Mr. Shah said that Dr. Jackson was rear-ended, resulting in a fender bender. Michael D. Shear, New York Times, "White House Says Records Don’t Match Accusation Against Jackson," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fender bender

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fender bender was circa 1962

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English Language Learners Definition of fender bender

: a minor car accident

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