tin lizzie definition by Webster's New World
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Slang any cheap or old automobile
Origin: origin, originally nickname of an early model of Ford automobile
tin lizzie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A dilapidated or cheap car.
Origin: After Tin Lizzie, nickname for the Ford Model T automobile, perhaps from Lizzie, name commonly given to horses, nickname for Elizabeth.