flivvers

flivver

[fliv-er]
noun
1.
Older Slang. an automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old.
2.
Slang. something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; origin uncertain

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flivver (ˈflɪvə)
 
n
an old, cheap, or battered car
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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flivver
"cheap car," especially "Model-T Ford," 1910, of unknown origin.
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