[kluhng-ker] /ˈklʌŋ kər/

noun, Informal.
something worthless or inferior.
Also, klunker. an old, worn-out vehicle or machine, especially a car.
(def 4).
noun (informal)
(mainly US) a dilapidated old car or other machine
something that fails: the novel’s last line is a clunker

“anything inferior,” 1940s, agent noun from clunk (v.), probably in imitation of the sounds made by old machinery. Specific sense of “old car” was in use by 1951 (clunk in the sense “old worn-out machine” is from 1940s).


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