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carfare

[kahr-fair]
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noun
  1. the amount charged for a ride on a subway, streetcar, bus, etc.
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Origin of carfare

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; car1 + fare
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Examples from the Web for carfare

Historical Examples

  • She can't do it, and buy food and clothes, and pay room-rent and carfare.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Her expenses will also include a telephone, carfare, printed cards, and so on.

    The Canadian Girl at Work

    Marjory MacMurchy

  • "For laundry and carfare and doctor's bills," said Miss Toland unsympathetically.

  • Instead of keeping the sixteen dollars for your carfare and incidentals and such?

    Selina

    George Madden Martin

  • She explained to me that she would give me carfare but was not allowed to do so.

    Broke

    Edwin A. Brown


British Dictionary definitions for carfare

carfare

noun
  1. US and Canadian the fare that a passenger is charged for a ride on a bus, etc
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