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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A dilapidated or cheap car.

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  • n. Alternative form of tin Lizzie.


After Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Ford Model T automobile, perhaps from Lizzie, name commonly given to horses, nickname for Elizabeth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • –noun Older Slang.
    a small, cheap automobile in run-down condition, esp. a Model T Ford.
    (Origin: 1910–15)

    August 6, 2008