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tin lizzie

noun, Older Slang.
a small, cheap automobile in run-down condition, especially a Model T Ford.
Origin of tin lizzie
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
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tin lizzie

(informal) an old or decrepit car; jalopy
Word Origin
originally a nickname for the Model T Ford
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tin Lizzie

noun phrase

An early Ford car, esp a Model T: It is as simple and homely as an old tin Lizzie

[1915+; perhaps because such vehicles were sturdy, dependable, and black, like the traditional ideal Southern servant, called Elizabeth]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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