dodgem

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

Definition of dodgem

chiefly British
: bumper car

called also dodgem car

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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, "HBO miniseries success drives Chernobyl tourism boom," 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, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party Got Wild With an Impromptu Celebrity Performance," 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, "Everything We Know About Day Two of Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reception," 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, "HBO miniseries success drives Chernobyl tourism boom," 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, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party Got Wild With an Impromptu Celebrity Performance," 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, "Everything We Know About Day Two of Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reception," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of dodgem

1945, in the meaning defined above

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