plural -s
: a light 2-wheeled boxlike passenger vehicle usually drawn by a single native pony

Word History


Philippine Spanish, alteration of Spanish carromato horse-drawn covered cart, from Italian carromatto low 4-wheeled cart without sides, from carro cart, vehicle (from Latin carrus) + matto mad, crazy, from Latin mattus stupid, drunk

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“Carromata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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