carsick

adjective

car·​sick ˈkär-ˌsik How to pronounce carsick (audio)
: affected with motion sickness especially in an automobile
car sickness noun

Examples of carsick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To reach the house, visitors drive up the dark, narrow mountain road hemmed in on both sides by foliage, before arriving, slightly carsick, slightly confused, at the low-slung residence with a modest roofline. Kristina Linnea Garcia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2024 While carpooling to school, he gets stuck in the middle seat and feels carsick. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2023 The Jets are the Mets sapped of charm—bright orange and blue turned carsick green. Devin Gordon, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2021 Dear Heloise: My son can tend to get carsick at times. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2020 As someone who gets occasionally carsick — and ate a giant breakfast before Thursday’s screening — let’s just say that throwing up into my popcorn bag was a bit of a concern. John Meyer, The Know, 6 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carsick was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Carsick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carsick. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

carsick

adjective
car·​sick ˈkär-ˌsik How to pronounce carsick (audio)
: having motion sickness associated with riding in a car
car sickness noun

Medical Definition

carsick

adjective
car·​sick ˈkär-ˌsik How to pronounce carsick (audio)
: affected with motion sickness especially in an automobile
car sickness noun

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