- a person employed to drive a private automobile or limousine for the owner.
- a person employed to drive a car or limousine that transports paying passengers.
- to drive (a vehicle) as a chauffeur.
- to transport by car: Saturday mornings I have to chauffeur the kids to their music lessons.
- to work as a chauffeur: He chauffeured for a time right after the war.
Origin of chauffeur
Examples from the Web for chauffeur
But soon after, I remember feeling very, very stoned and asking his chauffeur to take me back to the car.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
The apartment was given to the chauffeur of Lavrenti Beria, the head of the NKVD.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
It just shocked me, I swear I would have a chauffeur if I could ever afford one.The Price of Being a Patton: Wrestling With the Legacy of America’s Most Famous General
May 26, 2014
He welcomes her to L.A. with a chauffeur and a room at The Beverly Hills Hotel stuffed with cuddly Disney characters.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’
October 21, 2013
They showed the chauffeur, Henri Paul, had lost control before he entered the tunnel at 75 miles an hour.Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered
August 19, 2013
"Layin' a stone—or somethin'—my lady," said the chauffeur in a puzzled voice.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The chauffeur took his seat and looked around at Bob, waiting.Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
The chauffeur smiled approval, while continuing to tinker at his machine.
The chauffeur was busied with his car fiddling with the machinery.
The chauffeur began to supply the wants of his machine with the help of an apprentice.
- a person employed to drive a car
- to act as driver for (a person)he chauffeured me to the stadium; he chauffeurs for the Duke
Word Origin and History for chauffeur
1896, originally "a motorist," from French chauffeur, literally "stoker," operator of a steam engine, French nickname for early motorists, from chauffer "to heat," from Old French chaufer "to heat, warm up; to become hot" (see chafe). The first motor-cars were steam-driven. Sense of "professional or paid driver of a private motor car" is from 1902.
The '95 Duryea wagon, which won the Chicago contest Fall, was exhibited at the Detroit Horse Show last week. Charles B. King, treasurer of the American Motor League, acted as "chauffeur," as the French say. ["The Horseless Age," April 1896]
1902, from chauffeur (n.). Related: Chauffeured; chauffeuring.