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  • adj. well-worn, beat-up, piece of junk


From the Yiddish, one of several words Anglicized and popularized by the original writers of MAD Magazine. The word comes from shlogn ("to hit") with the prefix far- which often indicates the one so described is taking on the quality named. Thus, in Yiddish it means an old, battered piece of junk. (Wiktionary)


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