fender bender

fender bender
noun Date: circa 1962 a minor automobile accident

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fender-bender — fender .bender n AmE informal a car accident in which little damage is done …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fender-bender — fender ,bender noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a minor accident in which vehicles are slightly damaged …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fender bender — ☆ fender bender n. Informal a minor automobile accident …   English World dictionary

  • fender bender — noun : a minor automobile accident * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] US informal : a minor car accident She had a fender bender. = She was in a fender bender. * * * ˈfender bender [fender bender] noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • fender-bender — 1. n. a minor accident. (See also rear ender.) □ There are a couple of fender benders on the expressway this morning, so be careful. □ A minor fender bender blocked traffic for a while. 2. n. a reckless driver (who causes minor accidents). □ I… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fender-bender — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fender bender : singular fender bender plural fender benders American informal a minor accident in which vehicles are slightly damaged …   English dictionary

  • fender-bender — noun a collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage • Hypernyms: ↑collision * * * fender bender UK US noun [countable] [singular fender bender plural fender benders …   Useful english dictionary

  • fender-bender — fend·er bend·er or fender bender (fĕnʹdər bĕn dər) n. Informal A collision involving motor vehicles that results in minor damage. * * * …   Universalium

  • fender bender — Informal. a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage. Also, fender bender. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • fender-bender —    This expression refers to a minor car accident in which there is little damage and no injuries.     I can t believe that a small fender bender can cause a major traffic jam! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fender bender — minor car accident, collision    I had a little fender bender with your car, Dad just a scratch …   English idioms

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