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taxi: [20] 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 [19] was borrowed from French taximètre, a compound noun formed from taxe ‘charge, tariff’ (a relative of English tax) and mètre ‘meter’.
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