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Definition of Flivver
1. an old, battered car [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Flivver
Literary usage of Flivver
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blown in by the Draft: Camp Yarns Collected at One of the Great National by Frazier Hunt (1918)
"It was quite a trip out here from where she started from, and the flivver met a number of new trick bounces and jolts and jars, but roads and bumps and ..."
2. Washington Close-ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures by Edward George Lowry (1921)
"This must stop. When we make light of him, we make light of and decry our peculiar national institutions, our native civilization. He is a human flivver, ..."
3. Little Journeys Towards Paris, 1914-1918: A Guide Book for Confirmed Tourists by Simeon Strunsky (1918)
"... ROUTE 7 To Paris by Way of Verdun and the Krown Prince 18-hour flivver. Eight miles forward and 6 miles back in five months. ..."
4. ... The Boy with the U. S. Inventors by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler (1920)
"CHAPTER XVI THE flivver "I SUPPOSE, then," grumbled the farmer, "that you'd take a fall out of the automobile in the same way. ..."
5. Editorials and Editorial-writing by Robert Wilson Neal (1921)
"THE flivver MIND The Review It is impossible not to feel sorry for Mr. Henry Ford. ... For the flivver is versatile as well a wonderfully efficient. ..."