chauffeur


1chauf·feur

noun \ˈshō-fər, shō-ˈ\

: a person whose job is to drive people around in a car

Full Definition of CHAUFFEUR

:  a person employed to drive a motor vehicle

Origin of CHAUFFEUR

French, literally, stoker, from chauffer to heat, from Old French chaufer — more at chafe
First Known Use: 1899

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

2chauffeur

verb

: to drive (someone) around in a car as a job : to work as a chauffeur

: to drive (someone) in a car to a certain place

chauf·feuredchauf·feur·ing \ˈshō-f(ə-)riŋ, shō-ˈfər-iŋ\

Full Definition of CHAUFFEUR

intransitive verb
:  to do the work of a chauffeur
transitive verb
1
:  to transport in the manner of a chauffeur <chauffeurs the children to school>
2
:  to operate (as an automobile) as chauffeur

Examples of CHAUFFEUR

  1. He chauffeurs for a millionaire.
  2. She was chauffeured to the airport.
  3. He chauffeured his client to the hotel.

First Known Use of CHAUFFEUR

1917

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