Origin of limousine
Examples from the Web for limousine
"She looked me in the eye," one limousine driver recalled, surprised and grateful.
Abdi worked with his brother in a mobile phone store, as a DJ, and most recently, a limousine driver.
Knowing of their poverty, Jackson even sent a limousine to drive the entire family.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24|Diane Dimond|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Edie took her limousine downtown to join them, they found her perfectly capable of holding her own.Bob Dylan and the Writing of ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the Chelsea Hotel|Sherill Tippins|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The limousine was a couple hundred yards from the western end of the bridge when it went up in flames.
"All the 'blowouts' I ever heard of were in the tires of our limousine car," she continued, musingly.The Reclaimers|Margaret Hill McCarter
At the end of the tunnel a car that looks like a limousine turned switch-engine is waiting on a siding for the boss of the job.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
An hour ago I saw Togrul Khan in a limousine and chased him in a taxi.The Slayer Of souls|Robert Chambers
In the street outside, among a group of half a dozen automobiles, he recognised the General's limousine car.The Moneychangers|Upton Sinclair
They drew away from the limousine so quickly that in thirty seconds its headlights were all that marked its stand.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for limousine
Word Origin for limousine
Word Origin and History for limousine
1902, "enclosed automobile with open driver's seat," from French limousine, from Limousin, region in central France, originally an adjective referring to its chief city, Limoges, from Latin Lemovices, name of a people who lived near there, perhaps named in reference to their elm spears or bows. The Latin adjective form of the name, Lemovicinus, is the source of French Limousin.
Modern automobile meaning evolved from perceived similarity of the car's profile to a type of hood worn by the inhabitants of that province. Since 1930s, synonymous in American English with "luxury car;" applied from 1959 to vehicles that take people to and from large airports. Limousine liberal first attested 1969.