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Jalopy

How did the “jalopy” get that name?

An old and di­lap­i­dated au­to­mo­bile rides more like a horse than a smooth-run­ning mod­ern car; the mo­tion is “gal­lop-y” and from this we get, by a soft­en­ing of the sound of the g, “jalopy.”

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