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.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of carjack

1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack

OTHER WORDS FROM carjack

car·jack·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for carjacker

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012