motard

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French motard, from moto + -ard

Noun[edit]

motard (plural motards)

  1. short for supermotard

Etymology 2[edit]

From moto (motivated, gung-ho marine) + retard

Noun[edit]

motard (plural motards)

  1. (US, slang), in United States Marine Corps, one who expresses his or her motivation for the Marine Corps to the point of obnoxiousness.

References[edit]

  • OED 2002 (online)

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From moto + -ard

Noun[edit]

motard m (plural motards)

  1. motorcyclist in the armed forces or the police
  2. (by extension) motorcyclist in general

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