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clapped-out

[klapt-out] /ˈklæptˈaʊt/
adjective, British Informal.
1.
(of machinery or appliances) worn-out; dilapidated.
2.
(of a person) exhausted; fatigued.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for clapped out

clapped out

adjective
1.
(clapped-out when prenominal) (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal) (esp of machinery) worn out; dilapidated
2.
(Austral & NZ) extremely tired; exhausted
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Slang definitions & phrases for clapped out

clapped-out

adjective

Worn-out; ready for the junk heap; beat-up: The civilian jumped into his clapped-out Mercury (1940s+ Royal Air Force)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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