bicycle taxi

variants: or less commonly bicycle cab

Definition of bicycle taxi

: a light, usually covered, 3-wheeled vehicle that is propelled by a cyclist and used like a taxicab to transport customers As the bicycle taxi jingled off into traffic Slater Brown smoothed his suit and stepped inside.— Rodes Fishburne, Going to See the Elephant, 2011

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of bicycle taxi

1934, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bicycle taxi

Time Traveler for bicycle taxi

Time Traveler

The first known use of bicycle taxi was in 1934

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bicycle taxi

Cite this Entry

“Bicycle taxi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on bicycle taxi

What made you want to look up bicycle taxi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!