tin lizzie
noun Etymology: from Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Model T Ford automobile Date: 1915 a small inexpensive early automobile

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  • tin lizzie — ☆ tin lizzie [liz′ē ] n. [orig. nickname of an early model of Ford automobile] [Old Slang] any cheap or old automobile …   English World dictionary

  • tin lizzie — (ˈ) ̷ ̷ˈlizē, zi noun Etymology: from Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Model T Ford automobile, from tin + Lizzie, nickname for Elizabeth : a small and relatively inexpensive automobile they are in ancient tin lizzies, on motor scooters … in bicycle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tin lizzie — /tɪn ˈlɪzi/ (say tin lizee) noun Colloquial any cheap, old, or decrepit motor vehicle: *she and Patsy drove, in Patsy s terrible Tin Lizzie, to the house of the old fiddle teacher, down at the Kurrajong Brush. –hesba brinsmead, 1982. Also, tin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tin Lizzie — car, old car    You can park your tin Lizzie over there beside the barn …   English idioms

  • tin Lizzie — noun N. Amer. informal an old or decrepit car. Origin early 20th cent. (orig. a nickname for an early Ford): Lizzie, a familiar form of the given name Elizabeth …   English new terms dictionary

  • tin lizzie — Older Slang. a small, cheap automobile in run down condition, esp. a Model T Ford. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • tin lizzie —  A Model T Ford, not any old car …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Tin Lizzie — Model T Ford’s nickname …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • tin Lizzie —  Cheap motor car …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Tin Lizzie — An affectionate name for the Model T Ford of which 15,007,033 were built …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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