One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A taxi that is licensed only to respond to telephone calls, typically one that nevertheless cruises for prospective fares.‘despite a degree he's driving a gypsy cab’
- ‘Something inside the gypsy cab smells like fresh-cut grass.’
- ‘Gypsy cabs like his are illegal.’
- ‘Their new comic effort concerns a family in a vaguely bygone New York City of brownstones, gypsy cabs, and gifted, unhappy children.’
- ‘The average time for getting a gypsy cab has been half a minute.’
- ‘She called a gypsy cab, one that kept no records, and helped Todd limp down to the ground floor.’
- ‘They were passengers in a gypsy cab that was pulled over for a traffic infraction.’
- ‘A line of gypsy cabs await the emerging, weighed-down crowds.’
- ‘He drove what's called a gypsy cab—not the yellow taxi cab that you see often, but a sort of personal car taxi.’
- ‘Syria has a system of informal minibuses and gypsy cabs.’
- ‘Into the gypsy cab he brings one of his paintings, a portrait of a dark-skinned woman who is tilting her head and smiling.’
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