from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An old, dilapidated motor vehicle, especially an automobile.
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- n. An old, dilapidated automobile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a car that is old and unreliable
After all, he can't have Jane driving a "jalopy" to worship him on Sundays, now can he?
So we drive the car home like Ma and Pa Kettle headin 'for the big city in their jalopy which is skirting all over the road.
What kind of jalopy, no-budg version of a scintillating NYC trend was this?
Why drive an old, out-dated jalopy when you can grip the road in a super-sleek sports car.
There was an older couple that picked me up who had been together since she was sixteen and he was seventeen, and they were driving around in an old jalopy, holding hands.
She leaned out of the jalopy, and I hopped into her arms.
This jalopy and I got into more trouble than you could shake a stick at!
The jalopy made a sharp turn to the left and banked through the clouds.
We found ourselves in a new room, where there was something that looked like an old, rickety jalopy.
Alastair stepped out of the jalopy, with me in one arm and her history book in the other.
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