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[kahr-fair] /ˈkɑrˌfɛər/
the amount charged for a ride on a subway, streetcar, bus, etc.
Origin of carfare
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; car1 + fare Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • 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
  • "My last ten cents I am spending it for carfare," she cried.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • And the chance of having to beg for your carfare and pin money.

    The Widow Helen Rowland
  • Luckily there was carfare in her glove, for she had not thought of that.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • We took day about giving him his carfare, but this was pauperizing and we knew it.

  • But the most discouraging of all was the telling of the cost of carfare to the Adirondacks.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for carfare


(US & Canadian) the fare that a passenger is charged for a ride on a bus, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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