plural cyclos
: a 3-wheeled often motor-driven taxi

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An hour later, your cyclo driver (tip him $2) will drop you off at your car, which will drive you to Thang Long, which Hanoi foodies swear makes the city’s best cha ca, the scrumptious national dish of fish in a turmeric-dill sauce. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Jan. 2022 Even though the hotel had already been serving gold steaks, the recent publicity inspired the restaurant's rebranding, said Duong, a Vietnam War veteran and former cyclo taxi driver who made his fortune in construction and property. NBC News, 10 Dec. 2021 Get to know this buzzing metropolis—still commonly referred to as Saigon—on a cyclo tour. National Geographic, 12 June 2019 Loaded with water and potassium and low in sodium, cucumbers also inhibit the production of nitric acid production and inflammatory enzymes like cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), which helps them reduce swelling. Stephanie Feuer, Good Housekeeping, 5 Sep. 2017 The riders took off from behind the First United Methodist Church on Jazz Alley between J Street and 21st Street, some on mountain bikes and some on cyclo-cross bikes. Emily Zentner, sacbee, 20 Oct. 2017 A cyclo ride to the Old Quarter takes you to the final stop of the day, an old home for a special Cheo musical performance. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, 5 Oct. 2016 Segal said a community has coalesced around short track, partially because the relative ease of joining but also being accessible to other forms of biking such as cyclo-cross and off-road racing. Andrew Henderson, The Courier-Journal, 13 July 2017 A cyclo (bicycle taxi) with a lipstick-red hood, custom-made in Vietnam, sits in the window, and a mural of a woman who looks suspiciously like Ms. Vo greets guests wearing non la, the classic conical hat. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 13 July 2017 See More

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Word History


French, bicycle, moped, from cyclo- (as in cyclomoteur moped), from cycle 2- or 3-wheeled vehicle

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclo was in 1964

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Cite this Entry

“Cyclo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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