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gypsy cab

a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street.
Origin of gypsy cab
An Americanism dating back to 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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gypsy cab

noun phrase

A taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not entitle it to pick up passengers on the street: the advent of the latest taxi competitor: the gypsy cab (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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