carjack

[ kahr-jak ]
/ ˈkɑrˌdʒæk /

verb (used without object)

to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.

verb (used with object)

to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.

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Origin of carjack

1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack

OTHER WORDS FROM carjack

carjacker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for carjack

carjack
/ (ˈkɑːˌdʒæk) /

verb

(tr) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime

Derived forms of carjack

carjacker, noun

Word Origin for carjack

C20: car + (hi) jack
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