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.

Nearby words

  1. carisbrooke castle,
  2. carisoprodol,
  3. caritas,
  4. caritative,
  5. caritive,
  6. carjacker,
  7. carjacking,
  8. cark,
  9. carking,
  10. carl

Origin of carjack

1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack

Related formscar·jack·er, 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 Formscarjacker, noun

Word Origin for carjack

C20: car + (hi) jack

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