jalopy


jalopy

noun, plural ja·lop·ies. Informal.

  1. an old, decrepit, or unpretentious automobile.

noun plural -lopies or -loppies

  1. informal a dilapidated old car
n.

“battered old automobile,” 1924 (early variants include jaloupy, jaloppi, gillopy), of unknown origin; perhaps from Jalapa, Mexico, where many U.S. used cars supposedly were sent (see jalapeno).

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