pedi·​cab | \ ˈpe-di-ˌkab How to pronounce pedicab (audio) \

Definition of pedicab

: a tricycle with a 2-seat passenger compartment covered by a usually folding top and a separate seat for a driver who pedals

Examples of pedicab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the industry is thriving, with almost 200 pedicabs in operation throughout the city. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Clock starts on potential CPS strike, 2 Chicago cops fired a decade after child abuse accusations and other things to know to start your day," 27 Aug. 2019 In the first months after the ordinance passed, many pedicabs stopped operating. Mary Wisniewski,, "Chicago regulation didn’t kill pedicabs — they’re literally bigger than ever. But the business has changed, and some drivers say people are breaking the rules.," 26 Aug. 2019 Some pedicab drivers feared regulations put in place by Chicago five years ago – banning them from Michigan Avenue and State Street, as well as from the Loop during rush hour, would put them out of business. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Clock starts on potential CPS strike, 2 Chicago cops fired a decade after child abuse accusations and other things to know to start your day," 27 Aug. 2019 City officials have shown no great rush to change the rules, beyond an ordinance amendment in 2017 allowing pedicab workers to use electric-assist bikes. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "In St. Paul, a look at rules and regulations that need to go away," 7 July 2019 The grand marshal of the 2019 New Orleans ride is burlesque artist Elizabeth GoGo McGregor, whose pedicab will set the pace. Doug Maccash,, "Eye-popping World Naked Bike Ride 2019 raises awareness, June 8," 5 June 2019 Today, my three principal income streams come from hand-making soap, writing, and driving a pedicab—essentially a First World rickshaw. Eric Brende, WSJ, "How to Beat the High Cost of Working," 31 Aug. 2018 His ethos towards food extended into his ethos towards life: Bourdain treated a pedicab driver with the same respect as the President. Southern Living, "All Southerners Will Appreciate How Anthony Bourdain Spent Atlanta Layovers," 11 June 2018 This year the unclothed cavalcade will be led by beloved burlesque artist Trixie Minx, who plans to ride in a pedicab wearing a glittering golden bicycle helmet, emphasizing bicycle safety. Doug Maccash,, "New Orleans Naked Bike Ride 2018: the bare facts," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of pedicab

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pedicab

Latin ped-, pes + English cab

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The first known use of pedicab was in 1922

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24 Dec 2019

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“Pedicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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