subway-tokenToday’s “There’s a Word for That?” entry has a very straightforward etymology.  It’s from the Latin root vectura, meaning transportation, which is itself derived from vehere, meaning to convey.  From this background, it’s easy to see where we get the word vehicle. The word itself is one of many in the category of Collectors and Collecting, which has some pretty strange entries – people will collect just about anything and most ways of collecting have an associated word.

vecturist n. a collector of transportation tokens, such as subway and bus tokens.

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