a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage.
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Your City in a Word: BostonWe looked at all words people were searching for in the US for the months of February and March of this year, and then looked at the words people were searching in major US cities to compare those words to the national averages. Here are the top ten outliers for Boston: 1. fender-bender 2. rhabdo 3. demonized 4. concurred 5. enunciated 6. fall line 7. …
misfortune, disaster, setback, blunder, calamity, hazard, pileup, mistake, mishap, casualty, blow, smash, misadventure, collision, fluke, total, rear-ender
- fencing wire,
- fend for oneself,
- fendalton tractor,
- fender pile,
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.