a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street.
From The Waltz To The Jitterbug: How Classic Dances Got Their NamesAs you may suspect, the term “ballroom dancing” originates with the word “ball.” But what you may not know is that “ball” comes from the Latin word ballare, which means “to dance.” So what about all those dances performed in the ballroom? How did they get their names? The waltz The waltz is now considered a harmless, traditional type of ballroom dancing. But in 1825, it …
What’s The Origin Of The Term Hipster?Hipsters have become simultaneous objects of ridicule and desire, associated with the new and in vogue, and also with an absurd form of consumerism. Why do we call them hipsters, and how did this word, born of jazz music in the early 1930s, make the transition to describe young men in skinny pants and classes on how to properly sharpen a pencil? The earliest uses …
Origin of gypsy cab
An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
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