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hoopy

noun

A hopelessly defective car; lemon

[1990s+ Used-car sales; fr 1920s hoopie, ''an old car, jalopy'']

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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  • She looked down most cautiously, and saw a young man covered with hoopy bronze armour all glowing among the late broom.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling

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