econobox

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

econo- +‎ box

Noun[edit]

econobox (plural econoboxes)

  1. (informal) A small, unassuming automobile.
    • 2007 February 4, Bob Knoll, “A Korean Crossover Gets Its Green Card”, New York Times:
      BY now, everyone knows that South Korean automakers have come a long way since their first halting attempts to sell tinny econoboxes to Americans.
    • 2007 March 18, Lawrence Ulrich, “There’s More Than Meets the Eye”, New York Times:
      Soon after, John Cooper’s transformation of this simple econobox into a rally-racing world champion made the Mini an international phenomenon.