Definition of jalopy in English:
noun (plural jalopies)informal
An old car in a dilapidated condition: his father got worried about him driving that old jalopy—it wasn’t safe
More example sentences
- He was driving an old jalopy, but when Ernie Reisinger saw the car he said, ‘You can't drive that.
- I remember Dave telling me how surprised he was that George was driving an old jalopy that barely ran.
- Well, the Navy just took its first taxi, and it's taking us where we need to go much faster than its old jalopy.
1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan