or de luxe
[duh-luhks, -loo ks]
- of special elegance, sumptuousness, or fineness; high or highest in quality, luxury, etc.: a deluxe hotel; a deluxe edition of Shakespeare bound in leather.
- in a luxurious or sumptuous manner: We always travel deluxe.
Origin of deluxe
First recorded in 1810–20, deluxe is from the French word de luxe of luxury
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- (esp of products, articles for sale, etc) rich, elegant, or sumptuous; superior in quality, number of accessories, etcthe de luxe model of a car
- mainly US in a luxurious manner
C19: from French, literally: of luxury
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Word Origin and History for de luxe
1819, from French de luxe, literally "of luxury," from Latin luxus "excess, abundance" (see luxury).
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