puddle-jumper

or pud·dle·jump·er

[ puhd-l-juhm-per ]
/ ˈpʌd lˌdʒʌm pər /

noun Slang.

a light plane, especially one traveling only short distances or making many stops.
an old, rickety automobile; flivver.

Nearby words

  1. pudding stone,
  2. pudding-pipe tree,
  3. puddinghead,
  4. puddingwife,
  5. puddle,
  6. puddling,
  7. puddock,
  8. pudency,
  9. pudendal artery,
  10. pudendal canal

Origin of puddle-jumper

First recorded in 1930–35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places

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