verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- chaucer, geoffrey,
- chaulmoogra oil,
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|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The apartment was given to the chauffeur of Lavrenti Beria, the head of the NKVD.
It just shocked me, I swear I would have a chauffeur if I could ever afford one.
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’|Nico Hines|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Tina Brown|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It came; and—self-conscious, as if he were being married himself—he directed the chauffeur where to drive.Vision House|C. N. Williamson
The man Charles there, who calls himself a chauffeur of experience, declares that we are what he calls 'hung up'!The Hillman|E. Phillips Oppenheim
But no other was needed, for the chauffeur knew who it was with Arethusa, and all about him.The Heart of Arethusa|Francis Barton Fox
Mr. Markheim had not expected us for another week and so hadn't been at the hotel to meet us, but was sending his chauffeur.It Pays to Smile|Nina Wilcox Putnam
The machine slowed down, as though 1he chauffeur, in doubt, awaited the outcome of the discussion.The Eyes of the World|Harold Bell Wright
Word Origin 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.