- (of machinery or appliances) worn-out; dilapidated.
- (of a person) exhausted; fatigued.
Origin of clapped-out
First recorded in 1945–50
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- (clapped-out when prenominal) British, Australian and NZ informal (esp of machinery) worn out; dilapidated
- Australian and NZ extremely tired; exhausted
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