Definition of chauffeur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chauffeur

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːr//
 
People in motoring
 
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a person whose job is to drive a car, especially for somebody rich or important See related entries: People in motoring Word Origin late 19th cent. (in the general sense ‘motorist’): from French, literally ‘stoker’ (by association with steam engines), from chauffer ‘to heat’.Extra examples The newly-weds set off in a chauffeur-driven limousine. He needs someone to act as bodyguard and chauffeur. Her former chauffeur sold his story to a newspaper. His chauffeur was waiting in the street outside. They were met at the airport by a chauffeur in uniform.
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