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jalopy

[ juh-lop-ee ]
/ dʒəˈlɒp i /
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noun, plural ja·lop·ies.Informal.

an old, decrepit, or unpretentious automobile.

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Origin of jalopy

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for jalopy

jalopy

jaloppy

/ (dʒəˈlɒpɪ) /

noun plural -lopies or -loppies

informal a dilapidated old car
C20: of unknown origin
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