gypsy cab


Definition of gypsy cab

: a taxicab licensed only to answer calls especially : such a cab that cruises in search of passengers illegally

Examples of gypsy cab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jitney’ at Arena Stage: Five gypsy cab drivers in a ramshackle office in Pittsburgh, 1977. Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2019 Set in a gypsy cab depot, this early work was the last of Wilson’s 10 plays to reach Broadway, but from all reports the wait was worth it. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2019 Instead, they had been forced to continue their journey to Iraq, crammed into gypsy cabs that were dispatched, unprotected, down a highway known to be so dangerous that American civilian workers were flown into the country, not driven. Ellen Barry, New York Times, 15 June 2018 Hailing one of the city’s gypsy cabs —unmarked, unlicensed cars often driven by people unassociated with any company — seemed like my best bet. Marina Krakovsky, Discover Magazine, 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of gypsy cab

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Gypsy cab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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