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verb (used without object), mo·tor·cad·ed, mo·tor·cad·ing.
  1. to travel by or in a motorcade.

Origin of motorcade

First recorded in 1910–15; motor + -cade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for motorcade

caravan, convoy, parade

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British Dictionary definitions for motorcade


  1. a parade of cars or other motor vehicles

Word Origin for motorcade

C20: from motor + cavalcade
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Word Origin and History for motorcade

1909, from motor- + suffix from cavalcade.

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