tin lizzie

noun Older Slang.

a small, cheap automobile in run-down condition, especially a Model T Ford.

Origin of tin lizzie

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for tin lizzie

tin lizzie


informal an old or decrepit car; jalopy

Word Origin for tin lizzie

originally a nickname for the Model T Ford
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