subcompact

[suhb-kom-pakt]

noun

an automobile that is smaller than a compact.

Nearby words

  1. subclinical diabetes,
  2. subcolumnar,
  3. subcommission,
  4. subcommittee,
  5. subcommunity,
  6. subcompany,
  7. subconscious,
  8. subconsciously,
  9. subconsciousness,
  10. subcontiguous

Origin of subcompact

First recorded in 1965–70; sub- + compact1

Also called subcompact car.

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