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

Derived forms: hoopties

Type of: auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, dysphemism, machine, motorcar

Encyclopedia: Hooptie