auto–rickshaw

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noun au·to–rick·shaw \ˌȯ-tō-ˈrik-ˌshȯ\
variants: or

autorickshaw

Definition of auto–rickshaw

plural

auto–rickshaws

or

autorickshaws

  1. :  a motorized rickshaw … superficial images of modernization are everywhere to be seen: auto-rickshaws, which are rapidly replacing horse-drawn tongas; stores stocked with the latest Western-style gadgetry … — Fergus M. Bordewich, Atlantic, July 1986 “Horn Please” demand the signs on the backs of a million trucks blocking the road. All the other trucks, and cars, bikes, motor scooters, taxis, and … autorickshaws enthusiastically respond, welcoming Zafar and me with an energetic rendition of the traditional symphony of the Indian street. — Salman Rushdie, New Yorker, 19 June 2000

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Origin and Etymology of auto–rickshaw

2auto- + rickshaw


First Known Use: 1958


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