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Lyft

noun; other word formation type Creative respelling of "lift"
Name of taxi-alternative company that allows customers to request a trip online. This is a novel respelling the word “lift”, which has the meaning of “pick up and move to some other place”, which is exactly the service that this company offers.
Etymology : Respelling of “lift” (early 14c., "remove (someone or something) from its place," from Old Norse lypta "to raise")
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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