minicab

[ min-ee-kab ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌkæb /

noun Chiefly British.

a minicar that serves as a taxicab.

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Origin of minicab

First recorded in 1955–60; mini- + cab1
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British Dictionary definitions for minicab

minicab
/ (ˈmɪnɪˌkæb) /

noun

British a small saloon car used as a taxi
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