Carjack Definition

carjacked, carjack, carjacking, car-jacking, carjacks
To take or attempt to take (a motor vehicle) from another person by use of force or intimidation.
American Heritage
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.

To steal an automobile forcibly from someone.

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

Origin of Carjack

  • Blend of car and hijack

    From Wiktionary

  • car (hi)jack

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

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