Definition of clunker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkləNGkər/


North American informal
1An old, run-down vehicle or machine.
Example sentences
  • Computer stores probably don't sell clunkers like your old laptop any more.
  • It includes nonsense about not raking up lawn clippings, using fluorescent light bulbs and getting your old clunker of a car tuned more often.
  • All she left was my old clunker of a car, my clothes, and my gun.
jalopy, lemon, rustbucket, bucket of bolts, hooptie, crate
1.1A thing that is totally unsuccessful: novel after novel and not a clunker among them
More example sentences
  • The movie business is bound to turn out clunkers.
  • What if the last two songs from the seventies are classics, and the last two songs from the eighties are clunkers?
  • In fact the painting is so bad that it might well be one of the artist's many authentic clunkers.
failure, flop, bust, dud, turkey

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Syllabification: clunk·er

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