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clanger

[klang-er] /ˈklæŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that clangs.
Idioms
2.
British Slang.
  1. a blunder; faux pas.
  2. drop a clanger, to blunder.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; clang + -er
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British Dictionary definitions for clanger

clanger

/ˈklæŋə/
noun
1.
(informal) a conspicuous mistake (esp in the phrase drop a clanger)
2.
something that clangs or causes a clang
Word Origin
C20: from clang, referring to a mistake whose effects seem to clang
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Slang definitions & phrases for clanger

clanger

noun

A big mistake: made a clanger on that project (1948+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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