American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A blunder; a faux pas.
- n. chiefly UK A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas.
- n. Australia, Australian rules football A mistake made by a player; counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".
- n. Something that clangs; an alarm bell (also figuratively).
- n. The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound.
- n. An early hi-hat consisting of cymbals mounted on the rim of a bass drum and struck with an arm on the drum's pedal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. British A conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate.
- n. a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
- From clang (“loud ringing sound”) + -er. (Wiktionary)
“The other clanger was the very statistically questionable survey done prior to Peter Hain blocking AMs standing both on the regional list and in a constituency.”
“Another clanger, which is called pooping, is of a character that one who is ignorant of the might of the ocean when aroused, would not be apt to foresee.”
“To half-time - and this was the part that mattered - the Bulldogs had 21 '' clanger '' kicks, an astonishing number.”
“1. Spock watching destruction of Vulcan = Leia at the destruction of Alderaan 2. Scotty's Ewok-like friend, who I am informed is called a "clanger" in the SW-verse.”
“The only clanger was the crackling, one half of which was flabby and inedible.”
“You might not have noticed it, but Patrick just admitted he dropped a clanger on "Mandatory". in a mandatory [ie not mandatory - dd] system that encourages private accounts to the point that only someone with the IQ of a head of lettuce wouldn't get it, be my guest.”
“Oops, Business minister Baroness Vadera seems to have dropped a clanger - the BBC are reporting that "Baroness Vadera was asked when the UK could expect to see some" green shoots "and replied:" It's a very uncertain world right now globally ...”
“Too much can be extrapolated from Michael Carrick's clanger in passing to Yaya Touré on the edge of the United penalty box and Touré then scoring the game's only goal.”
“Surely not a coincedence that having been linked with a move to Arsenal, Mark Schwarzer drops a clanger," reports David Keith.”
“(Soundbite of music) Mr. METHENY: Like right there, that's a clanger.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Mostly, the cant words come from my reprint of Francis Grose's 1785 dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', while the more modern slang has been found at various online sources, e.g. this online diction...
Words encountered while reading Iain Banks's terrific "The Crow Road"
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