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Noun: clunker  klúng-kur
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Someone who is unsuccessful
    - flop [informal], dud, washout
     
  2. An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the first experiment was a real clunker";
    - turkey, bomb, dud, flop [informal]
     
  3. A car that is old and unreliable
    "the fenders had fallen off that old clunker";
    - bus [informal], jalopy [informal], heap [informal], banger [Brit, informal], hooptie [US, informal]

Derived forms: clunkers

Type of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], bust [informal], car, clinker [N. Amer, informal], dysphemism, epic fail [informal], failure, fizzle, flop [informal], loser, motorcar, no-hoper [informal], nonstarter, unsuccessful person, wheel [informal]

Encyclopedia: Clunker