a public passenger vehicle, especially an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter.

Origin of taxicab

First recorded in 1905–10; taxi(meter) + cab1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for taxicab

carriage, taxi, hack, jitney, hackney

Examples from the Web for taxicab

Contemporary Examples of taxicab

Historical Examples of taxicab

  • There ought to be a taxicab just the other side of the station.

  • He was out in his taxicab again the next morning, and by noon he had secured what he wanted.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • And I'm going to telephone for a taxicab to take you, if you think you've really got to go.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • She drove to an apartment on 96th Street, left her taxicab, and entered.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • I was watching, and he first went to a saloon on the corner, and then drove off in a taxicab.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

Word Origin and History for taxicab

1907, from taxi (n.) + cab (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper