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mototaxi

[ moh-toh-tak-see ]
/ ˈmoʊ toʊˌtæk si /
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noun

(especially in Latin America) a motorized three-wheeled public conveyance, as a converted motorcycle, with a one- or two-passenger bench usually mounted behind the driver but sometimes in front.

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See also autorickshaw.

Origin of mototaxi

First recorded in 1920–25; from American Spanish (Peru)
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