flivver

[ fliv-er ]

noun
  1. Older Slang. an automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old.

  2. Slang. something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade.

Origin of flivver

1
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain

Words Nearby flivver

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How to use flivver in a sentence

  • Nor did he know how he reached his parked flivver with Joan a limp sobbing bundle in his arms.

    Wanderer of Infinity | Harl Vincent

British Dictionary definitions for flivver

flivver

/ (ˈflɪvə) /


noun
  1. an old, cheap, or battered car

Origin of flivver

1
C20: of unknown origin

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