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carjacking

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noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

Simple Definition of carjacking

  • : the crime of using violence or threats to steal a car from its driver or to force the driver to take you someplace

Full Definition of carjacking

  1. :  the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation

car·jack play \-ˌjak\ transitive verb
car·jack·er play \-ˌja-kər\ noun

Examples of carjacking

  1. The police are investigating another carjacking.



Origin of carjacking

car + hijack + -ing


First Known Use: 1991


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