mo·​ped | \ ˈmō-ˌped How to pronounce moped (audio) \

Definition of moped

: a lightweight low-powered motorbike that can be pedaled

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Eventually, an elderly man riding a moped spotted me and, after a long, confused exchange of poor English and abysmal Greek, agreed to take me to the site. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 Revel rental mopeds will hit the streets in Brooklyn on Monday. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Brooklyn Hipsters Can Now Hop On Ride-Sharing Mopeds," 29 July 2018 How are e-bikes and electric scooters and electric mopeds fitting into Dutch bike culture? David Roberts, Vox, "No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture," 28 Aug. 2018 The teens were riding the moped on East Eighth Street near the Old Colony housing development at the time of the crash and the collision occurred about a block from Dorchester Street, police said. Danny Mcdonald And John R. Ellement,, "Teens remain hospitalized following South Boston moped crash," 15 June 2018 Police stopped Feiger after observing him swerving from curb to curb while operating a moped near Greenwood Avenue and Stratford Road. Steve Sadin,, "Blotter: 2 charged with cannabis possession in Deerfield," 6 July 2018 The bike offers pedals, as well, which Bhagat said are a requirement by law — otherwise, the bikes would be classified as mopeds. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee Police add motorized, locally built 'Cheata Bike' to their relaunched bicycle patrol," 2 July 2018 Boston Two teen girls seriously injured in moped crash Two teenage girls were sent to hospitals with life-threatening injuries after their moped was involved in a crash with a pickup truck Thursday night in South Boston, police said., "New England news in brief," 15 June 2018 Galsworthy delivered the gin cases himself on his moped. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How Gin Bounced Back From Decades of Decline to Become London’s Latest It Drink," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of moped

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moped

Swedish, from motor motor + pedal pedal

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English Language Learners Definition of moped

: a small motorcycle that can be pedaled like a bicycle

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