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

Derived forms: clunkers

Type of: auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, bust, car, dysphemism, failure, fizzle, flop, loser, machine, motorcar, no-hoper, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

Encyclopedia: Clunker