noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1910 a small cheap usually old automobile

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  • Flivver — may refer to: *The word Flivver is most commonly meant to indicate a Ford Model T. In a more general sense, a small, cheap car is meant. *In 1926 Henry Ford introduced a flying car called a Sky Flivver , but the project was canceled after a fatal …   Wikipedia

  • flivver — cheap car, especially Model T Ford, 1910, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • flivver — ☆ flivver [fliv′ər ] n. [< ?] [Old Slang] a small, cheap automobile, esp. an old one …   English World dictionary

  • flivver — [“fliva> ] n. an old car. (Once a nickname for the Model T Ford.) □ Whose flivver is that parked out in the street? □ I got an old flivver to get to school and back …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flivver — /fliv euhr/, n. 1. Older Slang. an automobile, esp. one that is small, inexpensive, and old. 2. Slang. something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade. [1905 10, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flivver — noun /ˈflɪvɚ/ An automobile, particularly one which is old and inexpensive …   Wiktionary

  • flivver — I n A broken down car. Stewart will never get me into that oldflivver his father drives. 1930s II n A Model T Ford. Sure, he s hot: he took me out in his dad sflivver. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • flivver — fliv·ver || flɪvÉ™(r) n. inexpensive car of poor quality; anything of poor quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flivver — [ flɪvə] noun N. Amer. informal a cheap or decrepit vehicle. Origin early 20th cent.: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • flivver — fliv·ver …   English syllables

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