verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of coach
Synonyms for coach
Examples from the Web for well-coached
Historical Examples of well-coached
His vacant-lot, light-of-nature game had not compared favorably with the play of graduates of well-coached Prep.Rough-Hewn
Word Origin for coach
1550s, "large kind of carriage," from Middle French coche (16c.), from German kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages (e.g. Spanish and Portuguese coche, Italian cocchino, Dutch koets). Applied to railway cars 1866, American English. Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861.
1610s, "to convey in a coach," from coach (n.). Meaning "to prepare (someone) for an exam" is from 1849. Related: Coached; coaching.