Definition of hooptie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈho͞optē/ /ˈhupti/


informal US
  • A car, especially an old or dilapidated one.

    • ‘After I fight for 20 minutes with the ice covering my hooptie, I get in and pull off into the winter mess.’
    • ‘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.’


1960s of unknown origin.