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clunker

[ kluhng-ker ]
/ ˈklʌŋ kər /
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noun Informal.
something worthless or inferior.
Also klunk·er . an old, worn-out vehicle or machine, especially a car.
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Origin of clunker

1940–45, Americanism;clunk + -er1; cf. clinker1

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British Dictionary definitions for clunker

clunker
/ (ˈklʌŋkə) /

noun informal
mainly US a dilapidated old car or other machine
something that failsthe novel's last line is a clunker
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