Definition of moped in English:

moped

Pronunciation /ˈmōˌped/ /ˈmoʊˌpɛd/

noun

  • A low-power, lightweight motorized bicycle.

    • ‘He has explored every nook and cranny of Paris - on foot, by bicycle, by moped.’
    • ‘The firm uses a fleet of bicycles, mopeds, vans and tow trucks to scour the streets for offenders.’
    • ‘So would more widespread use of bicycles and mopeds to free-up road space?’
    • ‘The roads become busier, and more and more bicycles, mopeds and motorbikes use the pedestrian footpaths.’
    • ‘Scooters, mopeds or bicycles can be rented for a modest cost in most tourist locations.’
    • ‘On the streets, he zips around on a little yellow moped.’
    • ‘The bus lane is designed to limit the amount of traffic in Ferndale Road and only allows buses, emergency vehicles, motorbikes, mopeds and bicycles.’
    • ‘Temples, small villages and waterfalls dotted along the coast can be explored by car or moped.’
    • ‘But you can rent a bike or moped to explore the enticing floral lanes - so long as you respect the island's speed limit - a sedate 20 mph.’
    • ‘She got on her moped and road out towards Annie's house.’
    • ‘I started working in Salisbury and my godmother gave me some money to buy a moped, to save on bus-fares.’
    • ‘We all see whole families with their babies and dogs weaving through traffic on small mopeds.’

Origin

1950s from Swedish, from (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) ‘pedal cycle with motor and pedals’.

Pronunciation

moped

/ˈmōˌped/ /ˈmoʊˌpɛd/