[ fliv-er ]
/ ˈflɪv ər /


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


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Origin of flivver

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for flivver

/ (ˈflɪvə) /


an old, cheap, or battered car

Word Origin for flivver

C20: of unknown origin
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