rick-shaw

rickshaw

[rik-shaw, -shah]
noun
Also, ricksha, rikisha, rikshaw.


Origin:
1885–90; by shortening and contraction

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rickshaw or ricksha (ˈrɪkʃɔː, ˈrɪkʃə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: shortened from jinrikisha]
 
ricksha or ricksha
 
n
 
[C19: shortened from jinrikisha]

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