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It looked something like a cross between a schoolboy's jalopy and a scaled-down army tank of former times.

Then they hit the thruway—nine of them packed into the jalopy—the oldest one just seventeen years old.

WORD ORIGIN

"battered old automobile," 1924 (early variants include jaloupy, jaloppi, gillopy), of unknown origin; perhaps from Jalapa, Mexico, where many U.S. used cars supposedly were sent (see jalapeno).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JALOPY

automobile

nounland vehicle; car
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