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carhop

[kahr-hop] /ˈkɑrˌhɒp/
noun
1.
a person who serves customers in their cars at a drive-in restaurant.
verb (used without object), carhopped, carhopping.
2.
to work as a carhop.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; car1 + (bell)hop
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  • The meal was delivered to the car by a drive-in employee who was known as a carhop.
  • Plaintiffs were restaurant owners who also operated drive-ins providing carhop services.
British Dictionary definitions for carhop

carhop

/ˈkɑːˌhɒp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) a waiter or waitress at a drive-in restaurant
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Slang definitions & phrases for carhop

carhop

noun

A waitress or waiter who serves food to patrons in parked cars at a drive-in restaurant; Curbie

verb

: She carhopped at Beef Babylon

[1930s+; formed on the model of bellhop]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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