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Video footage: 1950's: Men in reviewing stand; military units pass by, saluting; jalopy drives by with comical drivers.
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Definition of the noun jalopy

What does jalopy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jalopies

  1. a car that is old and unreliable

Alternative definition of the noun jalopy


  1. An old, dilapidated automobile.


"Jalopy" is a 1953 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on February 15, 1953 by Allied Artists and is the twenty-ninth film in the series.


"Jalopy" is an album that was nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year in the 2008 Juno Awards.


Jalopy a.k.a. Jalopy Theatre and School of Music is a Venue in New York City.


Jalopy a.k.a. Decrepit car: A decrepit car is a car that is often old and damaged and is in a barely functional state. Numerous slang terms are used to describe such cars, which vary by country and region, including hoopty, jalopy, clunker, lemon, banger, bomb, beater, rust bucket, voodoo, wreck, or rattletrap.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jalopy

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Google previewJava 8 Pocket Guide (2014)

Instant Help for Java Programmers by Robert Liguori, Patricia Liguori

Jalopy is a source code formatter for Java that has plugins for Eclipse, jEdit, NetBeans, and other tools. JDocs JDocs is a documentation repository that provides web access to Java API documentation of ...

Google previewOff Track Planet's Travel Guide to 'Merica! for the Young, Sexy, and Broke (2016)

by Off Track Planet, Off Planet

The Jalopy is a little music school and performance space in Red Hook, Brooklyn .

Google previewStill at the Cottage (2011)

Or the Cabin, the Shack, the Lake, the Beach, or Camp by Charles Gordon

For a start, the old jalopy is a lot bigger, a van sort of thing, not much fun to drive, but it has to be that big because we are putting more things into it. There are golf clubs now, and wet-suits and CD players and laptop computers and various ...

Google previewIt's a Wonderful Word (2011)

The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words by Albert Jack

A jalopy is a beaten-up old wreck of a car, or any other worn-out piece of machinery. The definitive origin of this unusual word is unknown, although it was first noted in 1924 as American slang and then widely used during the 1930s when the ...

Google previewEnterprise Java Development on a Budget (2008)

Leveraging Java Open Source Technologies by Brian Sam-Bodden, Christopher M Judd

Jalopy is a Java source-code formatter that reads an XML configuration file that determines the style to apply to the code. By default it's configured to follow the Sun code conventions for the Java programming language (see http:// java.

Google previewDictionary of Old-fashioned Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

jalopy [noun] an old car that is in bad condition Use in a sentence: While younger consumers are springing for new clothes, when it comes to cars, ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

jalopy (also jallopy or jalop) (ja- LOP-ee) 1. n. Any old, substantially dilapidated automobile. Although its origins ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary For Misspellers (1995)

by Vijaya Kumar

MlssPEL'r WORD jackal jackel jaguar jagaur jalopy jalapy jamboree jamborrie janitor janiter January J anury jargon jargen jasmine jasmin jaundice jaundise javelin javlin jazz j az jealous jelous jealousy jelousy jeopardise jepardise jersey ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

UNEVEN jaguar _ CAT, PUMA, jai alai ball _ PELOTA jai alai racquet _ CESTA jail _ JUG, CLINK, COOLER, SLAMMER, HOOSEGOW jalopy _ HEAP, CRATE Jamaica (pert to) bitter wood _ QUASSIA capital _ KINGSTON cobnut _ QUABE.

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2008)

by Bill Bryson

jalopy. Old car. jalousie. Type of slatted shutter. jamb. Not jam.

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

jalopy; (person) wretch, old fart. cauce see caucia. caucenaro п.т. оне who prepares mortar; place where mortar is prepared. caucia n.f. lime, whitewash; na mana 'e ~ a Coat oflime, a coat of whitewash. caucia v.t. to kick.

Google previewMystics Dictionary of Spirit Language LPE

by Ken Ludden

JALOPY – 1) outdated means of attempting to reach goals without traveling on path; 2) holding on to one's obsession Page 152 .

Google previewMystics Dictionary of Spirit Language

by Ken Ludden

JALOPY – 1) outdated means of attempting to reach goals without traveling on path; 2) holding on to one's obsession to avoid traveling on ...

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewExploring the Second Language Mental Lexicon (1999)

by David Singleton

jalopy; alter K., old rattletrap. (Harrap's Concise German and English Dictionary - Sawers, 1982) luonto nature; kdvelld luonnossa walk in the countryside; luonnon tuhoaminen destruction of the environment; maksaa luonnossa ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

stopple, topple estoppel oppler \äp-br\ Doppler, poplar oppy \äp-ë\ choppy, copy, crappie, floppy, gloppy, hoppy, kopje, poppy, sloppy, soppy, stroppy jalopy, okapi, serape microcopy, Nahuel Huapi, photocopy opra \äp-ra\ copra, opera ops ...

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Jalopy Meaning

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Scrabble value of J8A1L1O1P3Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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