Jalopy (noun)

  1. An old, run-down, or dilapidated car.
  2. Something that is old, worn-out, or in disrepair.


Early 20th century: probably from french jaloux "jealous", with reference to a car that is the envy of no one.


  1. The jalopy was held together with duct tape and wire.
  2. The jalopy sputtered and coughed its way down the road.
  3. The jalopy was so old it lacked basic safety features like seat belts.
  4. The jalopy was barely worth its weight in scrap metal.
  5. The jalopy was a far cry from the luxury car he used to drive.
Some random words: ire, confidence, dispassion