tin lizzie

tin lizzie

noun Older Slang.
a small, cheap automobile in run-down condition, especially a model T Ford.

Origin:
1910–15

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tin lizzie (ˈlɪzɪ)
 
n
informal an old or decrepit car; jalopy
 
[originally a nickname for the Model T Ford]

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