- vi. 乘出租车；滑行
- vt. 使滑行；用出租车送
- n. 出租汽车
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. shortening of taximeter cab.
2. taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare".
3. Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge."
缩写自 taximeter cab,计程马车，计程车，来自 taximeter,计程表，计价器。
- taxi:  Taxi is short for taximeter cab, a term coined around 1890 for a cab fitted with a taximeter, a device for showing the fare to be paid. Taximeter  was borrowed from French taximètre, a compound noun formed from taxe ‘charge, tariff’ (a relative of English tax) and mètre ‘meter’.
- taxi (n.)
- 1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge."
An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, said to be from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations ("short-term hire" or "shuttling back and forth" from the main team) seem possible.
- taxi (v.)
- 1911, of airplanes, from slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft," or from or reinforced "in allusion to the way a taxi driver slowly cruises when looking for fares" [Barnhart]. Related: Taxied; taxiing.
- 1. Abidjan was thrown into turmoil because of a protest by taxi drivers.
- 2. Rude taxi drivers clocked up a total of 239 offences in 1990.
- 3. He was frustrated by his inability to wave down a taxi.
- 4. I strolled up and down thoughtfully before calling a taxi.
- 5. The taxi drew up in front of the Riviera Club.
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