tin lizzie

noun
tin liz·​zie | \ -ˈli-zē How to pronounce tin lizzie (audio) \

Definition of tin lizzie

: a small inexpensive early automobile

First Known Use of tin lizzie

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tin lizzie

from Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Model T Ford automobile

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“Tin lizzie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tin%20lizzie. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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