fender bender

or fend·er-bend·er


noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. fencing wire,
  2. fend,
  3. fend for oneself,
  4. fendalton tractor,
  5. fender,
  6. fender pile,
  7. fendered,
  8. feneration,
  9. fenestella,
  10. fenestra

Origin of fender bender

First recorded in 1960–65

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Examples from the Web for fender-bender

  • 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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