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Definition of "jalopy" [jalopy]

  • Informal An old, dilapidated motor vehicle, especially an automobile. (noun)
  • A dilapidated old car (noun)

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Use "jalopy" in a sentence
  • "After all, he can't have Jane driving a "jalopy" to worship him on Sundays, now can he?"
  • "So we drive the car home like Ma and Pa Kettle headin 'for the big city in their jalopy which is skirting all over the road."
  • "What kind of jalopy, no-budg version of a scintillating NYC trend was this?"