gypsy cab
noun Date: 1964 a taxicab licensed only to answer calls; especially such a cab that cruises in search of passengers illegally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gypsy cab — ☆ gypsy cab n. Informal an unlicensed taxicab operated by an independent driver who may respond to calls from customers but may not solicit them by cruising …   English World dictionary

  • gypsy cab — noun a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls • Hypernyms: ↑cab, ↑hack, ↑taxi, ↑taxicab * * * noun : a taxicab licensed only to answer calls ; especially : such a cab that cruises in search of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gypsy cab — gyp′sy cab′ n. cvb a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone but often illegally cruises for passengers on the street • Etymology: 1960–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • 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. [1960 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • gypsy cab — noun An unlicensed taxi, especially in the North East of the United States …   Wiktionary

  • Gypsy — gypsydom, n. gypsyesque, gypsyish, gypsylike, gypseian, adj. gypsyhood, n. gypsyism, n. /jip see/, n., pl. Gypsies, adj. n. 1. a member of a nomadic, Caucasoid people of generally swarthy complexion, who migrated originally from India, settling… …   Universalium

  • Gypsy — Gyp•sy [[t]ˈdʒɪp si[/t]] n. pl. sies, adj. 1) peo a member of a traditionally itinerant people, orig. of N India, now residing mostly in permanent communities in many countries of the world 2) peo Romany 1) 3) (l.c.) a person who resembles the… …   From formal English to slang

  • liv|er|y cab — «LIHV uhr ee, LIHV ree, kab», (Cf. ↑gypsy cab) = gypsy cab …   Useful english dictionary

  • gypsycab — gypsy cab n. A taxicab that is licensed only to respond to calls but often cruises the streets for passengers. * * * …   Universalium

  • Taxicabs by country — refers to the common property of vehicles hired to carry a passenger or passengers for an agreed journey of the passenger s choice. There is a wide variation in the vehicles used, the circumstances under which they may be hired and the regulatory …   Wikipedia

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