noun, plural tax·is or tax·ies.
verb (used without object), tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
verb (used with object), tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
- taxi dancer,
- taxi dancing,
- taxi rank,
- taxi squad,
- taxi strip
Origin of taxi
Examples from the Web for taxi
On Friday, a 26-year-old woman ordered a taxi in Delhi using the Uber app.
Why call a taxi when you can hail a Lyft to pick up visiting family and friends?
He declined to award £30 to Miss Manners for her taxi journey but awarded her £10 travel expenses.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.
The driver then got on the highway and started going "well above the speed limit," with the taxi inspector still in tow.
One of his first tasks will be to inquire fully into the charges against the taxi varlet.
Suddenly Isabelle called a taxi, and ordered the driver to hurry them home.The Cricket|Marjorie Cooke
At eight o'clock she called a taxi and started to the first meeting.The Dual Alliance|Marjorie Benton Cooke
He arrived by taxi, red-faced, fingering the butt of his holstered service automatic.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
The stillness, the absence of storm in the taxi was so unnatural that I began to miss it.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
noun plural taxis or taxies
verb taxies, taxiing, taxying or taxied
Word Origin for taxi
1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.
1911, from earlier slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft." Related: Taxied; taxiing.