clanger

[klang-er]
Idioms
  1. 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

noun
  1. informal a conspicuous mistake (esp in the phrase drop a clanger)
  2. 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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