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n. pl. ja·lop·ies Informal
An old, dilapidated motor vehicle, especially an automobile.
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n, pl -lopies or -loppies
(Automotive Engineering) informal a dilapidated old car
[C20: of unknown origin]
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n., pl. -lop•ies.
an old, decrepit, or unpretentious automobile.
[1925–30, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||jalopy - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"|
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
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