tin lizzie


tin liz·​zie -ˈli-zē How to pronounce tin lizzie (audio)
: a small inexpensive early automobile

Examples of tin lizzie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Either way, Hong Kong and the tin lizzie go down. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History


from Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Model T Ford automobile

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tin lizzie was in 1915

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“Tin lizzie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tin%20lizzie. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

tin lizzie

tin liz·​zie -ˈliz-ē How to pronounce tin lizzie (audio)
: a small cheap early automobile

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