econo·​box i-ˈkä-nō-ˌbäks How to pronounce econobox (audio)
: a small economical car

Examples of econobox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tinny Renault Alliance econobox and the derivative GTA hotbox, though built in America, did not rank as assets of note. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 11 Apr. 2023 Which brings us to the 2023 Nissan Kicks, an affable, affordable economy device, one that takes the place of the humble econobox and proves to be worthy of the epithet. cleveland, 31 Dec. 2022 The 2020 Sentra, which goes on sale in late January, loses the old version’s upright econobox look. Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2019 Anyone who assumes a Chinese electric car is a rattling econobox might want to take one of BYD’s new models for a spin. Fortune, 20 Aug. 2019 This in spite of the recent launch of the Tesla S, the Nissan LEAF, the Chevrolet Volt and the announcement of a slew of new hybrid and pure-electric cars across the automotive spectrum, from econoboxes to two Porsche luxury hybrids. Tom Parrett, Newsweek, 13 Dec. 2014 Renters, on the other side, can select from a multitude of listings that go far beyond the econoboxes available from traditional car-rental companies, and in some cases, a car owner will even arrange delivery and pickup of the vehicle. Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, 13 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of econobox was in 1976

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“Econobox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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