cyclo

noun
cy·​clo | \ ˈsē-(ˌ)klō How to pronounce cyclo (audio) , ˈsi- How to pronounce cyclo (audio) \
plural cyclos

Definition of cyclo

: a 3-wheeled often motor-driven taxi

Examples of cyclo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 This titanium beauty backs up its looks with grace as the best-handling cyclo on all terrains. Mark Mcclusky, WIRED, 27 June 2008

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cyclo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of cyclo

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclo

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

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“Cyclo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclo. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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