fender bender

or fend·er-bend·er

noun Informal.

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

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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