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clapped-out

clap-out
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klap out]
    • /klæp aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klap out]
    • /klæp aʊt/

Definitions of clapped-out word

  • adjective clapped-out If you describe a person or a machine as clapped-out, you mean that they are old and no longer able to work properly. 3
  • adjective clapped-out (esp of machinery) worn out; dilapidated 3
  • adjective clapped-out extremely tired; exhausted 3
  • adjective clapped-out worn-out, obsolete, etc. 3
  • adjective clapped-out exhausted; weary 3
  • adjective clapped-out (of machinery or appliances) worn-out; dilapidated. 1

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Origin of clapped-out

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clapped-out

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clapped-out popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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