Brit., Informal a mistake or blunder
Origin of clangersee clang
A blunder; a faux pas.
- (chiefly UK) A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas.
- He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing.
- (Australia, Australian rules football) A mistake made by a player; counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".
- Something that clangs; an alarm bell (also figuratively).
- The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound.
- An early hi-hat consisting of cymbals mounted on the rim of a bass drum and struck with an arm on the drum's pedal.
- (noticeable err): Usually appears with the verb drop.
From clang (“loud ringing sound”) + -er.