clanger

[ klang-er ]
/ ˈklæŋ ər /

noun

a person or thing that clangs.

Idioms for clanger

    British Slang.
    1. a blunder; faux pas.
    2. drop a clanger, to blunder.

Origin of clanger

First recorded in 1945–50; clang + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for clanger

clanger
/ (ˈklæŋə) /

noun

informal a conspicuous mistake (esp in the phrase drop a clanger)
something that clangs or causes a clang

Word Origin for clanger

C20: from clang, referring to a mistake whose effects seem to clang
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