swamp buggy

noun

: a vehicle designed to travel over swampy terrain
especially : a four-wheel motor vehicle with oversize tires

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Admittedly, there are few circumstances in which a swamp buggy feels like the best choice of vehicle, but on this particular excursion to see one of the rarest orchids on the planet, our monster-truck-sized tires seem comically out of place. Steven Bedard, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2019 Wooten's, a long-standing tourism attraction, offers airboat tours, swamp buggy rides and alligator shows, in addition to an animal sanctuary that has tigers, lions, otters, and more than 100 alligators. Michael Braun, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tours is an attraction in Ochopee, Florida, that offers airboat tours, swamp buggy rides, alligator shows and more, including the opportunity to see tigers, lions and otters at its Animal Sanctuary. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 22 Mar. 2022 Now, the 110-acre park features an extensive network of zip lines, a swamp buggy tour and gator-centric shows for visitors of all ages. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 26 May 2021 Find similar educational opportunities with alligators there, and consider the off-road swamp buggy adventure. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Aug. 2020 The avid sportsman and hunter grabbed some extra long zip ties from his swamp buggy and cinched those around Boyce’s leg along with the belts. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2019 Take a horseback ride, go on a swamp buggy tour or see the Saturday night rodeo before retiring to your glamping tent or teepee. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 10 June 2019 Kids and adults alike can enjoy ziplines and a swamp buggy ride. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 10 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swamp buggy was in 1941

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“Swamp buggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swamp%20buggy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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