Definition of clunker in English:


Line breaks: clunk¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌŋkə


North American informal
1A dilapidated vehicle or machine: old clunkers are the primary source of pollution
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  • 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.
1.1A thing that is totally unsuccessful: novel after novel and not a clunker among them
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  • 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.

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