Origin of clunker
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Contemporary Examples of clunker
And for the second time in six months, he delivered a clunker.Obama Delivers Another Clunker
May 24, 2010
"anything inferior," 1940s, agent noun from clunk (v.), probably in imitation of the sounds made by old machinery. Specific sense of "old car" was in use by 1951 (clunk in the sense "old worn-out machine" is from 1940s).