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


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

Nearby words

  1. carny,
  2. carné,
  3. caro,
  4. caro's acid,
  5. carob,
  6. carol,
  7. carol city,
  8. carol ii,
  9. carol stream,
  10. carol.

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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