deluxe

or de luxe

[ duh-luhks, -loo ks ]
/ dəˈlʌks, -ˈlʊks /

adjective

of special elegance, sumptuousness, or fineness; high or highest in quality, luxury, etc.: a deluxe hotel; a deluxe edition of Shakespeare bound in leather.

adverb

in a luxurious or sumptuous manner: We always travel deluxe.

Nearby words

  1. delusive,
  2. delusively,
  3. delusory,
  4. delusterant,
  5. delustering,
  6. delvaux,
  7. delve,
  8. dely.,
  9. dem,
  10. dem.

Origin of deluxe

First recorded in 1810–20, deluxe is from the French word de luxe of luxury

Related formssu·per·de·luxe, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for de luxe

de luxe

deluxe

/ (dəˈlʌks, ˈlʊks) /

adjective

(esp of products, articles for sale, etc) rich, elegant, or sumptuous; superior in quality, number of accessories, etcthe de luxe model of a car

adverb

mainly US in a luxurious manner

Word Origin for de luxe

C19: from French, literally: of luxury

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Word Origin and History for de luxe

deluxe

adj.

1819, from French de luxe, literally "of luxury," from Latin luxus "excess, abundance" (see luxury).

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