Edsel



[ed-suh l] /ˈɛd səl/

noun
1.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich” and “hall.”.

the make of car was introduced 1956, named for Henry and Clara Ford’s only child; figurative sense of “something useless and unwanted” is almost as old. Edsel is a family name, attested since 14c. (William de Egeshawe), from High Edser in Ewhurst, Surrey.

noun

Something useless; a fiasco: We have to win out. We’re not selling Edsels, you know

[1950s+; fr the Edsel car, so named in 1956, which fell short of commercial success]

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