gypsy cab

gypsy cab

noun
a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street.

Origin:
1960–65, Americanism

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gypsy cab

noun
a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls 
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