Definition Of jalopy

noun

an old car in a dilapidated condition.

He was driving an old jalopy , but when Ernie Reisinger saw the car he said, ‘You can't drive that.

Example Of jalopy

  • 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.

  • The '56 Mercury sputtered along like an old jalopy .

  • The neglected poverty-stricken landscape of Motown is captured throughout the film by the trailer homes, abandoned buildings and jalopies in shades of muted gray, browns, greens and rust.

  • Well, the Navy just took its first taxi, and it's taking us where we need to go much faster than its old jalopy .


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