Definition of dodgem noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɒdʒəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːdʒəm//
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  1. 1the dodgems [plural] a ride at a funfair in which people drive small electric cars around a track, trying to chase and hit the other cars The kids wanted to go on the dodgems.
  2. 2(also dodgem car) (also bumper car North American English, British English) one of the small electric cars that you drive in the dodgems
  3. Word Origin1920s: US proprietary name (as Dodg'em), from the phrase dodge them.

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