Definition of jalopy in English:

jalopy

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Pronunciation: /dʒəˈlɒpi
 
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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.

Origin

1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.

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