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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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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for clapped-out
  • The same could be said for people who paid too much for a piece of real estate, or bought a clapped-out car for full value.
  • Punting on clapped-out securities is now on many a hedge fund's list of favoured strategies.
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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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