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carjacking

[kahr-jak-ing] /ˈkɑrˌdʒæk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the forcible stealing of a vehicle from a motorist.

carjack

[kahr-jak] /ˈkɑrˌdʒæk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.
verb (used with object)
2.
to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack
Related forms
carjacker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for carjacking

carjack

/ˈkɑːˌdʒæk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
Derived Forms
carjacker, noun
Word Origin
C20: car + (hi)jack
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Slang definitions & phrases for carjacking

carjacking

noun

The armed and violent stealing of a car from its driver; ganking: At 15 he was arrested for carjacking and assault

[1990s+; fr car plus hijacking]


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