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gypsy cab

a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street.
Origin of gypsy cab
1960-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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gypsy cab

noun phrase

A taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not entitle it to pick up passengers on the street: the advent of the latest taxi competitor: the gypsy cab (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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