One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A car, especially an old or dilapidated one.
- ‘A hottie driving a $700 Cadillac hooptie gets a Rolls Royce grill and a third brake light that flashes hearts.’
- ‘Various things make for some nice hood ornaments on a hooptie wagon with no wheels whatsoever.’
- ‘After I fight for 20 minutes with the ice covering my hooptie, I get in and pull off into the winter mess.’
1960s: of unknown origin.
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