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Noun: hooptie  hoop-tee
Usage: US, informal
  1. A car that is old and unreliable
    "the fenders had fallen off that old hooptie";
    - bus [informal], jalopy [informal], heap [informal], clunker [N. Amer, informal], banger [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: hoopties

Type of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, dysphemism, motorcar, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Hooptie