Definition of clanger in English:

Share this entry

clanger

Pronunciation: /ˈklaŋə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British informal
An absurd or embarrassing blunder: the minister had dropped a massive political clanger
More example sentences
  • In an embarrassing clanger, it seems they massively misjudged the scale of the fine they would receive.
  • She said: ‘This is a basic error and a real clanger.’
  • Let's look at the clangers the Council has dropped.

Words that rhyme with clanger

banger, ganger, hangar, hanger, haranguer, Sanger, Stavanger

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: clang¦er

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.