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

 

chauffeur

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chauffeur
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːr//
 
he / she / it chauffeurs
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːrz//
 
past simple chauffeured
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːrd//
 
past participle chauffeured
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːrd//
 
-ing form chauffeuring
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊfərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃoʊˈfɜːrɪŋ//
 
 
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chauffeur somebody to drive somebody in a car, usually as your job He was chauffeured to all his meetings. a chauffeured limousine With young children, you spend a lot of your time chauffeuring them around to all their various activities. Word Origin late 19th cent. (in the general sense ‘motorist’): from French, literally ‘stoker’ (by association with steam engines), from chauffer ‘to heat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chauffeur

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