Edsel

[ed-suh l]
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Word Origin and History for edsel

Edsel

the make of car was introduced 1956, named for Henry and Clara Ford's only child; figurative sense of "something useless and unwanted" is almost as old. Edsel is a family name, attested since 14c. (William de Egeshawe), from High Edser in Ewhurst, Surrey.

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