[juh-lop-ee] /dʒəˈlɒp i/
noun, plural jalopies. Informal.
an old, decrepit, or unpretentious automobile.
noun (pl) -lopies, -loppies
(informal) a dilapidated old car
“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).
[1924+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Jalapa, a Mexican city to which many US used cars were sent]
[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
[jal-uh-see or, esp. British, zhal-oo-zee] /ˈdʒæl əˌsi or, esp. British, ˈʒæl ʊˌzi/ noun 1. a blind or shutter made with horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude rain and the rays of the sun. 2. a window made of glass slats or louvers of a similar nature. /ˈʒælʊˌziː/ noun […]
[jam] /dʒæm/ verb (used with object), jammed, jamming. 1. to press, squeeze, or wedge tightly between bodies or surfaces, so that motion or extrication is made difficult or impossible: The ship was jammed between two rocks. 2. to bruise or crush by squeezing: She jammed her hand in the door. 3. to fill too tightly; […]