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carjack

[ kahr-jak ]
/ ˈkɑrˌdʒæk /
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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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