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jinrikisha

or jin·rick·sha

[ jin-rik-shaw, -shah ]
/ dʒɪnˈrɪk ʃɔ, -ʃɑ /
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Also jin·rick·shaw, jin·rik·sha .

Origin of jinrikisha

First recorded in 1870–75; from Japanese, equivalent to jin “man, person” + -riki “power, strength” + -sha “vehicle, carriage” (from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rénlì shē )

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British Dictionary definitions for jinrikisha

jinrikisha

jinricksha, jinrickshaw or jinriksha

/ (dʒɪnˈrɪkʃɔː, -ʃə) /

noun
other names for rickshaw

Word Origin for jinrikisha

C19: from Japanese, from jin man + riki power + sha carriage
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