What does ‘mot while you wait’ mean?

When I was in London a few months ago, I saw something like a garage or I don’t know, but it says ‘mot while you wait’. I don’t know what it means and my english teachers couldn’t tell me. I am from Belgium so I don’t speak English very well.

5 Answers

  • Mot sounds like its UK slang for something like… talk or relax. The phrase ‘while you wait’ typically has a word before it like watch, read, play, etc. Which basically means “Do this while you wait”. If you check out http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mot there are a lot of words spelled mot that could have the meaning you’re looking for. I hope this helps.

  • ‘Keuring terwijl u wacht’ although the don’t use the formal so it would be ‘Keuring terwijl je wacht’. MOT is de keuring of cars of 3 years and older have to go through. You take your car in to a garage that is approved by the Ministry of Transport to do them and you will get an MOT certificate. Unlike in Belgium it could be in a Kwik-Fit or any garage. Most of them work by appointment only hence the sign ‘MOT while-you-wait’ Ask your teachers about autokeuringen and i’m sure they will know what you are on about (if they drive cars) and you can enlighten them as to what an MOT is 🙂 Never stop asking questions, your English is fine too btw.

  • What Does Mot Mean

  • MOT means Minisity of Transport. It is a test required in UK specifically for cars older than 3 years. While you are waiting for your car, get a Mot test so you don’t have to bring your car in later on.


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