noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

: 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

:  the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation
car·jack \-ˌjak\ transitive verb
car·jack·er \-ˌja-kər\ noun

Examples of CARJACKING

  1. The police are investigating another carjacking.


car + hijack + -ing
First Known Use: 1991


Next Word in the Dictionary: cark (verb)Previous Word in the Dictionary: Carius methodAll Words Near: carjacking
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears