[loo ks, luhks; French lyks]


luxury; elegance; sumptuousness: accommodations providing luxe at low rates.Compare deluxe.


luxurious; deluxe: luxe accommodations.

Origin of luxe

1550–60; < French < Latin luxus excess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin for luxe

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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