rickshaw (n.) Look up rickshaw at Dictionary.com
"small, two-wheeled carriage drawn by a man," 1885, shortened form of jinrikisha (1873), from Japanese jin "a man" + riki "power" + sha "carriage." The elements are said to be ultimately from Chinese. The full word first appears in English publications in Japan and was said to have been a recent innovation there. Kipling, whose ghost story helped popularize it, wrote it 'rickshaw.