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A dilapidated or cheap car.
[After Tin Lizzie, , nickname for the Ford Model T automobile, perhaps from Lizzie, name commonly given to horses, nickname for Elizabeth.]
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(Automotive Engineering) informal an old or decrepit car; jalopy
[originally a nickname for the Model T Ford]
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