- "I was talking to a girl last night before some loser rackjacked me and left with her."
blending and clipping Verb
Describes when a man is hitting on and flirting with a woman, then a second man "steals" the woman away. The second man has rackjacked the first man. Blending of the words "rack" and "hijack".
Etymology : "Rack" is slang for breasts, first noted in the 1980s. The literal word "rack" possibly comes from Middle Dutch "recken" (stretch out), from Proto-Germanic "rakjanan" (stretch out). "Hijack", first noted in 1922, is short for "highway jacker", describing one who robs or seizes vehicles and aircrafts. The term then became extended to describe any sort of act of theft.
Source : Heard it said for a while. First saw it in media in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother", entitled "Brunch", first aired October 2, 2006. The terms probably been in usage before that.
Last modified: 5 December 2011