[1924+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Jalapa, a Mexican city to which many US used cars were sent]
noun [1924+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Jalapa, a Mexican city to which many US used cars were sent]
[juh-lop-ee] /dʒəˈlɒp i/ noun, plural jalopies. Informal. 1. an old, decrepit, or unpretentious automobile. /dʒəˈlɒpɪ/ noun (pl) -lopies, -loppies 1. (informal) a dilapidated old car n. “battered old automobile,” 1924 (early variants include jaloupy, jaloppi, gillopy), of unknown origin; perhaps from Jalapa, Mexico, where many U.S. used cars supposedly were sent (see jalapeno). noun [1924+; […]
[jah-ler] /ˈdʒɑ lər/ noun 1. any of a wide variety of East Indian rowing and sailing ships.
/dʒəˈluːz/ verb 1. (Scot) to suspect; infer