I guys, I've come across a video on Youtube and I didn't understand what does Chugger mean in this conversation :

Guy 1: What do you name it (the car)?

Guy 2: I'm thinking about naming it Chugger, it looks like a little Chugger.



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    The definitions I found are: a dull explosive sound made by or as if by a laboring engine 2 to move or go with or as if with chugs <a locomotive chugging along> <wearily ~ through the routine> - chug·ger n. --Merriam Webster – Jim Aug 3 '17 at 16:39
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    that looks like an early 90’s.nissan 240. It probably runs pretty rough judging from the picture. A chugger makes perfect sense to me. – Jim Aug 3 '17 at 16:55
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    @CryptoBird: Expanding on Jim's definitions, if something "chugs along", that generally implies it moves slowly and noisily - sometimes, with difficulty (labouring), other times ceaselessly. In your context it seems ti be a fairly tatty car, so the implication is probably that it looks like an old banger. – FumbleFingers Aug 3 '17 at 17:04
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    Off course, if the conversants are Australian there might be an allusion to Aussie slang chugging = [excessive] drinking - perhaps the speaker thinks the car is old tech and/or performance-optimised, so it will "drink" a lot of fuel. – FumbleFingers Aug 3 '17 at 17:07
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Chug n., v., chugged, chug•ging.

n. [countable]:

  • a short, dull, explosive sound: the steady chug of an engine.

v. [no object]:

  • to make this sound: The motor chugged.'
  • Probably a chugger, a vehicle whose engine chugs rather than run smoothly.

From: word reference.com:

I just went through an old Disney comic strip, where Mickey sees Donald in his car, and tells him "Hey Donald, I thought you'd blush, drivin' around in an old chugger like that".

From: TripAdvisor:

“We came across this old chugger on one of our Perth Hills and Bickley Valley Photo Tours.”

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