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moped

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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊpɛd
 
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Definition of moped in English:

noun

A light motor cycle, especially one with an engine capacity of not more than 50 cc.
Example sentences
  • The big difference between mopeds, motor scooters and motorcycles is power.
  • Pc Bateson said he noticed the moped had its lights on and was displaying registration plates, but the trials bike was not.
  • Cars, motorcycles, mopeds and scooters were also checked for road-worthiness and officers will advise on essential repairs.

Origin

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

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

Words that rhyme with moped

quadruped

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