Definition of tuk-tuk in English:

Share this entry

tuk-tuk

Pronunciation: /ˈtʊktʊk/

noun

(In Thailand) a three-wheeled motorized vehicle used as a taxi.
Example sentences
  • So said she had fallen asleep in a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi cab.
  • We took a ferryboat with a group of saffron-robed monks and rode in tuk-tuks, the three-wheeled motor carts used to maneuver tourists through traffic.
  • New York has millions of yellow cabs, Bangkok has tuk-tuks… and London has the famous black London taxi.

Origin

Imitative.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tuk-tuk

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.