tricycle etymology

English word tricycle comes from French tricycle (Tricycle.)

Detailed word origin of tricycle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tricycle French (fra) Tricycle.
tricycle English (eng) To ride a tricycle. (Philippines) cycle rickshaw (a motorized three-wheeler, the Philippine version of the rickshaw, consisting of a motorbike attached to a sidecar which may be customised according to the owner’s choice. Widely used as a public means of transportation alongside the more popular Philippine jeepney).. A cycle with three wheels, powered by pedals and usually intended for young [...]

Words with the same origin as tricycle

Descendants of tricycle
bicycle cyclo tricyclist trike