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hitchhike

[hich-hahyk] /ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk/
verb (used without object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
1.
to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
verb (used with object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
2.
to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
noun
3.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; hitch1 + hike
Related forms
hitchhiker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hitch hike

hitchhike

/ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
Derived Forms
hitchhiker, noun
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Word Origin and History for hitch hike

hitchhike

1921 (n.), 1923 (v.), from hitch, from the notion of hitching a sled to a moving vehicle (a sense first recorded 1880) + hike. Related: Hitchhiked; hitchhiking. Hitchhiker attested from 1927.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hitch hike

hitchhike

verb

To get free rides by standing beside a road and signaling drivers; hitch, thumb (1923+)


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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