Definition of moped in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōˌped/


A low-power, lightweight motorized bicycle.
Example sentences
  • He has explored every nook and cranny of Paris - on foot, by bicycle, by moped.
  • The firm uses a fleet of bicycles, mopeds, vans and tow trucks to scour the streets for offenders.
  • So would more widespread use of bicycles and mopeds to free-up road space?


1950s: from Swedish, from (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) 'pedal cycle with motor and pedals'.

  • This is made up of syllables from the Swedish phrase (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) ‘pedal cycle with motor and pedals’.

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Syllabification: mo·ped

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