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zero derivation verb
'get a ride using the Uber app'
 
Thus, “uber” is a synonym to both “taxi” and “drive” or “ride.” It functions as a quick, easy way to convey the idea of ordering and riding in an uber.
Etymology : “Uber” can now function as a genericization of the new kind of taxi: fast, affordable, cheap, app-driven, and using consumers as both the drivers and the riders. There are several services like this (Lyft, Sidecar) but none has the universality or name recognition that Uber enjoys. As a genericization, uber is now used as a verb, having undergone zero derivation.
Source : “Let’s just uber to the airport.” (paraphrased from spoken language, Nov. 2016)
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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