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Monday, April 25, 2016

Definitions for flivver

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

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Citations for flivver
Conrad met me with a flivver, a real American flivver, but the most battered rattling, rusted flivver I ever expect to see. Jo Davidson, "Conrad lives in the country with his cook!," Joseph Conrad: Interviews and Recollections, edited by Martin Ray, 1990
He held up his thumb, and the very first flivver coming down the road stopped for him. Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Pretty Boy Floyd, 1994
Origin of flivver
1905-1910
Flivver is an Americanism that arose in the early 1900s.
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