[ kuh-rohch, -rohsh ]
/ kəˈroʊtʃ, -ˈroʊʃ /


(in the 17th century) a luxurious or stately coach or carriage.

Origin of caroche

1585–95; < Middle French < Italian carroccio, equivalent to carr(o) wheeled conveyance (see car1) + -occio pejorative suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for caroche

  • No, Caroche does not remember his brother Ba'tiste the fighter, as brave as Caroche is a coward!

  • Madam,” now announced Hans from the door, “the baggage is packed, and the caroche awaiteth your Ladyship.

    It Might Have Been|Emily Sarah Holt
  • It will be seen from the first of these lines, that a difference is made between the coach and the caroche (carroch or carroache).

British Dictionary definitions for caroche


/ (kəˈrɒʃ) /


a stately ceremonial carriage used in the 16th and 17th centuries

Word Origin for caroche

C16: from French, ultimately from Latin carrus car
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