Meaning of tuk-tuk in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʊktʊk/


  • (in Thailand) a three-wheeled motorized vehicle used as a taxi.

    ‘So said she had fallen asleep in a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi cab.’
    • ‘We took a ferryboat with a group of saffron-robed monks and rode in tuk-tuks, the three-wheeled motor carts used to maneuver tourists through traffic.’
    • ‘New York has millions of yellow cabs, Bangkok has tuk-tuks… and London has the famous black London taxi.’
    • ‘Most Thai people opt for a tuk-tuk - a covered three-wheeled cross between a motorbike and a car, which serves as a taxi - or a moped.’
    • ‘The train is not only faster and cleaner, but with an operating sound output of 0.1dB, is also significantly quieter than buses or the precarious three wheeled tuk-tuks.’