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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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clunkerclunk‧er /ˈklʌŋkə $ -ər/ noun [countable] American English informal  1 TTCOLD/NOT NEWan old car or other machine that does not work well2 something that is completely unsuccessful because people think it is stupid or wrong
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clunkerStudio executives should have put Jonathan Winters in a good show, not a clunker like this.It isn't a solitary clunker that produced a 103-85 loss to the Miami Heat that is offensive.It is also filled with unintentional clunkers that elicited inappropriate but inevitable laughs in this reviewer's living room.
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