Etymology
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moped (n.)

"motorized bicycle," 1956, probably via German, from Swedish (c. 1952), from (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) "pedal cycle with engine and pedals" (the earliest versions had auxiliary pedals). Compare obsolete English mo-bike (1925), from motor bicycle.

updated on February 21, 2019

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Definitions of moped from WordNet

moped (n.)
a motorbike that can be pedaled or driven by a low-powered gasoline engine;
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