jalopy

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noun ja·lopy \ jə-ˈlä-pē \

Definition of jalopy

plural jalopies
:a dilapidated old vehicle (such as an automobile)

Examples of jalopy in a Sentence

  1. He fixed up an old jalopy.

  2. his parents gave him an old jalopy for school

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Origin and Etymology of jalopy

origin unknown

jalopy Synonyms

Synonyms
clunker, crate, beater, junker
Related Words
flivver, hulk, wreck; lemon

Other Vehicles Terms


JALOPY Defined for English Language Learners

jalopy

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Definition of jalopy for English Language Learners

  • : an old car that is in poor condition


JALOPY Defined for Kids

jalopy

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noun ja·lopy \ jə-ˈlä-pē \

Definition of jalopy for Students

plural jalopies
:a worn old automobile


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