Did you know that the word ‘truck’ may have come from the Latin word trochus and the Greek word trokhos? Trochus meant “iron hoop” and trokhos meant “wheel”. Around the 1600’s these words evolved to truckle, which described the small wheels or pulleys used to move the heavy frames of a warship’s guns and cannons. In 1774 truckle was also used to describe a cart used to carry heavy loads. In the 1900’s in America, the phrase motor truck was used to describe a vehicle that carries heavy loads. Eventually, this was then shortened to just ‘truck’.
We hope that you keep on trucking along (carry on, carry on!). Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.
In British English, the word ‘lorry’ is used instead of ‘truck’. Lorry may come from the word ‘lurry’, which is a word form the British railroad. It means to ‘pull or tug’.