chauffeur

See also: Chauffeur

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chauffeur.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃɒˈfɜː/, /ˈʃəʊfə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʃoʊˈfɝ/, /ˈʃoʊfɚ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)

NounEdit

chauffeur (plural chauffeurs)

  1. A person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class (like a limousine).
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 3, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      He fell into a reverie, a most dangerous state of mind for a chauffeur, since a fall into reverie on the part of a driver may mean a fall into a ravine on the part of the machine.
  2. (firefighting) The driver of a fire truck.

Usage notesEdit

As the French word chauffeur has masculine gender, a female chauffeur is sometimes called a chauffeuse or, jocularly, a chauffeuress.

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VerbEdit

chauffeur (third-person singular simple present chauffeurs, present participle chauffeuring, simple past and past participle chauffeured)

  1. (intransitive) To be, or act as, a chauffeur (driver of a motor car).
  2. (transitive) To transport (someone) in a motor vehicle.
    Synonyms: transport, bring, shuttle

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chauffeur.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃoːˈføːr/, /ʃɑu̯ˈføːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: chauf‧feur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

NounEdit

chauffeur m (plural chauffeurs, diminutive chauffeurtje n, feminine chauffeuse)

  1. driver (person who drives a motorized vehicle, such as a car or a bus; usually to transport others or in a professional capacity, often both)

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  • Indonesian: sopir
  • West Frisian: sjauffeur

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

chauffer (to warm up) +‎ -eur.

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chauffeur m (plural chauffeurs, feminine chauffeuse)

  1. (rail transport) stoker; fireman
  2. driver
    chauffeur de taxi
    taxi driver
  3. chauffeur

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NounEdit

chauffeur m or f (plural chauffeurs or chauffeur)

  1. Alternative form of chofer