• IPA: /dʒəˈlɒ.pi/

jalopy (plural jalopies)

  1. (US, dated) An old, dilapidated or unpretentious automobile.
    • 1979, Jack Kerouac, On the road, page 3:
      Dean is the perfect guy for the road because he was actually born on the road, when his parents were passing through Salt Lake City in 1926, in a jalopy, on their way to Los Angeles.
    • 2003, Terrance Dicks & Barry Letts, Deadly Reunion, chapter 22:
      There's only a rough track and I doubt if that jalopy of yours will make it.
  2. (US, dated, slang) A hip, cool, groovy automobile.
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