Definition of clanger in English:

clanger

Line breaks: clang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklaŋə
 
/

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflipənt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude