Carjack meaning

kärjăk
To carjack is to steal a car by hitting the victim's vehicle with another car, and then forcing the victim to get out of the car.

An example of to carjack is for a fleeing bank robber to hit a car at a red light and then run over to the car that was hit, demanding that the driver get out of the car, and then driving off with the damaged car.

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To take or attempt to take (a motor vehicle) from another person by use of force or intimidation.
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To steal an automobile forcibly from someone.

Someone should carjack that pompous jerk and teach him a lesson!

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To forcibly steal some vehicle.

These twerps have carjacked their last Mercedes.

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Origin of carjack

  • car (hi)jack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of car and hijack

    From Wiktionary