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[loo ks, luhks; French lyks]
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  1. luxury; elegance; sumptuousness: accommodations providing luxe at low rates.Compare deluxe.
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  1. luxurious; deluxe: luxe accommodations.
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Origin of luxe

1550–60; < French < Latin luxus excess
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Word Origin

C16: from French from Latin luxus extravagance, luxury
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Word Origin and History for luxe

"luxury, elegance," 1550s, from French luxe "luxury, sumptuousness, profusion," from Latin luxus (see luxury).

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