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rickshaw

[rik-shaw, -shah] /ˈrɪk ʃɔ, -ʃɑ/
noun
Also, ricksha, rikisha, rikshaw.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; by shortening and contraction
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British Dictionary definitions for rick-shaw

rickshaw

/ˈrɪkʃɔː/
noun
1.
Also called jinrikisha. a small two-wheeled passenger vehicle drawn by one or two men, used in parts of Asia
2.
Also called trishaw. a similar vehicle with three wheels, propelled by a man pedalling as on a tricycle
See also autorickshaw
Word Origin
C19: shortened from jinrikisha
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Word Origin and History for rick-shaw

rickshaw

n.

1887, shortened form of jinrikisha, popularized by Kipling, from Japanese jin "a man" + riki "power" + sha "carriage."

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