Definition of jalopy
: a dilapidated old vehicle (as an automobile)
Examples of jalopy in a sentence
He fixed up an old jalopy.
<his parents gave him an old jalopy for school>
Origin and Etymology of jalopy
First Known Use: 1928
JALOPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jalopy for English Language Learners
: an old car that is in poor condition
JALOPY Defined for Kids
Definition of jalopy for Students
: a worn old automobile
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