drive-by

adjective
\ ˈdrīv-ˈbī How to pronounce drive-by (audio) \

Definition of drive-by

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : carried out from a moving vehicle a drive-by shooting
2 : done or made in a quick or cursory manner

drive-by

noun
\ ˈdrīv-ˌbī How to pronounce drive-by (audio) \
plural drive-bys

Definition of drive-by (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drive-by shooting

First Known Use of drive-by

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drive-by was in 1968

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“Drive-by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drive-by. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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drive-by

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of drive-by

: done from a moving vehicle

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