flivver

[fliv-er]
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noun

Older Slang. an automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old.
Slang. something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade.

Nearby words

  1. flite,
  2. fliting,
  3. flitter,
  4. flittermouse,
  5. flitty,
  6. flo,
  7. float,
  8. float bowl,
  9. float bridge,
  10. float chamber

Origin of flivver

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for flivver

flivver

noun

an old, cheap, or battered car

Word Origin for flivver

C20: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for flivver

flivver

n.

"cheap car," especially "Model-T Ford," 1910, of unknown origin.

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