Jalopy – An old car in bad condition
To remember the definition of the word jalopy, use the following mnemonic:
Everything juts out and things have been put together sloppily (jalopy), this old car's in bad condition.
Examples of jalopy in a sentence
I was left a car in my grandfather's will but it turned out to be a jalopy.
The restoration garage managed to turn the rusty jalopy into a shining stallion of a car.
Give me an old jalopy I can make a mess in over a modern shiny car any day!