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View synonyms for fender bender

fender bender

or fender-bender

noun

, Informal.
  1. a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fender bender1

First recorded in 1960–65

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Example Sentences

Angela was in a fender-bender about four months ago—not her fault, she insisted—and a police officer asked to see Arizona ID.

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