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The automobile marque is named after Edsel Ford (1893–1943), son of Henry Ford. Compare German Etzel.
- A male given name from the Germanic languages, variant of Etzel
- (historical, automotive) An automobile marque that was planned, manufactured, and launched with great advertising hype by the Ford Motor Company in September 1957, but was a notorious failure.
Edsel (plural Edsels)
- (US, informal) Any unwanted product or commercial failure, especially one given much publicity.
- Synonyms: flop, lead balloon, lemon
- 1998, Rick Berman; Brannon Braga; Joe Menosky, “Timeless”, in Star Trek: Voyager, season 5, episode 6, spoken by Tom Paris:
- Tom Paris: Harry… I think we built an Edsel.
Harry Kim: A what?
Tom Paris: A lemon. A disaster waiting to happen.
- Hyphenation: ed‧sel
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