dodgem

noun
dodg·​em | \ ˈdä-jəm How to pronounce dodgem (audio) \

Definition of dodgem

chiefly British
: bumper car

called also dodgem car

Examples of dodgem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Pripyat, the ghost town once home to 50,000 people who mainly worked at the plant, an amusement park houses a rusting hulk of a merry-go-round and dodgem-car track, and a giant Ferris wheel that never went into operation. NBC News, 6 June 2019 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 13 Oct. 2018 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Oct. 2018 In Pripyat, the ghost town once home to 50,000 people who mainly worked at the plant, an amusement park houses a rusting hulk of a merry-go-round and dodgem-car track, and a giant Ferris wheel that never went into operation. NBC News, 6 June 2019 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 13 Oct. 2018 There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of dodgem

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Dodgem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dodgem. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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