carjack etymology

English word carjack comes from English car, English hijack

Detailed word origin of carjack

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
car English (eng) (obsolete) A turn. (computing) The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list (US) A floating perforated box for living fish.. (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal; a chariot.. (rail transport) an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.. (rail transport, chiefly, North America) An unpowered unit in a railroad train.. (sailing) A [...]
hijack English (eng) (computing) To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (to hijack a browser).. (computing) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie.. (politics) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new [...]
carjack English (eng) (transitive) To forcibly steal (a vehicle).. (transitive) To steal an automobile forcibly from (someone).

Words with the same origin as carjack

Descendants of car
cruck tyre kicker
Descendants of hijack
bluejack bodyjack carjacker carjacking clickjack culture-jack seajack threadjack