Edsel

Edsel the make of car was introduced 1956, named for Henry and Clara Ford's only child; figurative sense of "something useless and unwanted" is almost as old. Edsel is a family name, attested since 14c. (William de Egeshawe), from High Edser in Ewhurst, Surrey.

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  • Edsel — Тип самостоятельное подразделение в составе Ford Motor Company Год основания 1958 Упразднена …   Википедия

  • Edsel — ☆ Edsel [ed′səl ] n. [< Edsel, automobile produced (1957 59) by the Ford Motor Company & named after Edsel Ford (1893 1943), son of Henry Ford] a product, project, etc. that fails to gain public acceptance despite high expectations, costly… …   English World dictionary

  • Edsel — m In Germanic mythology this name is a variant of ETZEL (SEE Etzel). In modern times its most famous bearer was Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Corporation. The family was partly of Dutch or Flemish descent, but the… …   First names dictionary

  • Edsel™ — [Edsel] a Ford car model that was a famous failure. It was named after the son of Henry Ford. Fewer than 100 000 were sold from 1957 to 1960. It became a popular US joke, and other ↑unsuccessful products are still sometimes referred to in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Edsel — Infobox Defunct Company company name = Edsel company company type= Division slogan = fate = Dissolved successor = foundation = 1958 defunct = 1959 location = Dearborn, Michigan flagicon|USA United States industry = Automobile key people =… …   Wikipedia

  • Edsel — 58er Edsel Corsair 59er Edsel Corsair …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edsel — Demande de traduction Edsel → Edsel (+) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Edsel — Ed•sel [[t]ˈɛd səl[/t]] n. cvb a poor or unsuccessful product, esp. if vigorously promoted; dud • Etymology: 1970–75; after Edsel, car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company 1957–62, named after Edsel Ford, 1893–1943, U.S. automaker …   From formal English to slang

  • Edsel{™} — a Ford car model that was a famous failure. It was named after the son of Henry Ford. Fewer than 100 000 were sold during its three years from 1957 to 1960. It became a popular US joke, and other unsuccessful products are still sometimes referred …   Universalium

  • Edsel — /ed seuhl/, n. a male given name: from Old English words meaning rich and hall. * * * …   Universalium

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