- simple past tense and past participle of traffic
traffic + -k- + -ed – the -k- is so that the ‘c’ is pronounced as a /k/ (hard ‘c’), rather than as an /s/ (soft ‘c’).
Variant of traffic
- transportation of goods for trading
- trading over great distances; commerce
- buying and selling; barter; trade, sometimes, specif., of a wrong or illegal kind: traffic in drugs
- dealings, business, or intercourse (with someone)
- the movement or number of automobiles along a street, pedestrians along a sidewalk, ships using a port, etc.
- the automobiles, pedestrians, ships, etc. so moving
- the number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
- the volume of telegrams, calls, etc. transmitted by a communications company during a given period
- the number of potential customers entering a retail store during a given period
Origin of trafficFrench trafic ; from Italian traffico ; from trafficare, to trade ; from Classical Latin trans, across +It ficcare, to thrust in, bring ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form figicare, intensive for Classical Latin figere: see finish
of or having to do with traffic: a traffic violation, traffic manager