Examples of jalopy in a Sentence
He fixed up an old jalopy.
his parents gave him an old jalopy for school
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When a jalopy driven by the mysterious Alison (Claire van der Boom) sputters into the garage where Henry works nights with the ebullient Arthur (Delroy Lindo, excellent), a friendship — and more — develops between Alison and fellow lost soul Henry.
Picture Dmitriev going off on a dig in his threadbare jalopy (a Niva).
But what happens when your crews are still first-rate but your spacecraft is a jalopy — like, say, the overgrown, broken-down Mir space station which, by the late 1990s, had long since passed its orbital expiration date?
Reviving cheery Archie and its cozy world of malt shoppes and jalopies as a tale of unsolved homicide sounds like remaking the day as night.
NASA's open secret was that the Apollo was a jalopy, a hurry-up spacecraft that was being designed mostly with beating the Soviet Union to the moon in mind.
The rhythms have a spiky, loping quality, evoking a jalopy puttering up a hill then racing down the other side again and again.
Creech, a huge cephalopod, subsists on oil, and takes up residence in Tripp’s decrepit jalopy, sometimes impertinently seizing control.
Although general manager Ryan Pace described it as a jalopy, the car looked more than serviceable in pictures published by the Bears.
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Origin and Etymology of jalopy
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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