or de luxe

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


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for de luxe

de luxe


/ (dəˈlʌks, ˈlʊks) /


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


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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper