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Origin of coach

First recorded in 1550–60; 1840–50 for sense “tutor”; earlier coche(e), from Middle French coche, from German Kotsche, Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi, short for kocsi szekér “cart of Kocs,” town on the main road between Vienna and Budapest; senses referring to tutoring from the conception of the tutor as one who carries the student through examinations

OTHER WORDS FROM coach

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How to use coach in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for coach

coach
/ (kəʊtʃ) /

noun
verb
to give tuition or instruction to (a pupil)
(tr) to transport in a bus or coach

Derived forms of coach

coacher, noun

Word Origin for coach

C16: from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi szekér wagon of Kocs, village in Hungary where coaches were first made; in the sense: to teach, probably from the idea that the instructor carried his pupils
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