dodg·​em ˈdä-jəm How to pronounce dodgem (audio)
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. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dodgem was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Dodgem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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