mini·​cab | \ "+ \

Definition of minicab

: a small car used as a taxicab specifically, British : one that can be engaged by phone but is not licensed to cruise for customers

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First Known Use of minicab

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minicab

mini- + cab

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“Minicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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