noun, plural ja·lop·ies.Informal.
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Origin of jalopy
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Example sentences from the Web for jalopy
His cause, like a rusty old jalopy, is falling apart before he turned the key.
And yet, not only has the McConnell machine failed to shift into higher gear, it has sputtered worse than a beat-up jalopy.
Whether centrist voters are buying the rhetorical jalopy Mitt Romney is trying to sell them will be key here.
It looked something like a cross between a schoolboy's jalopy and a scaled-down army tank of former times.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
Then they hit the thruway—nine of them packed into the jalopy—the oldest one just seventeen years old.Code Three|Rick Raphael
Did you own what we used to call in my day an old jalopy while you were still in Fort Worth?
That picture of that automobile there was quite an old jalopy, sir.