chauffeur

Definitions

  • Chauffeur. Pardon, monsieur
    Chauffeur. Pardon, monsieur
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chauffeur drive someone in a vehicle
    • n chauffeur a man paid to drive a privately owned car
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SORROWS OF A "CHAUFFEUR" SORROWS OF A "CHAUFFEUR"
pump and chauffeur pump and chauffeur

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chauffeur (F. Hist) Brigands in bands, who, about 1793, pillaged, burned, and killed in parts of France; -- so called because they used to burn the feet of their victims to extort money.
    • Chauffeur One who manages the running of an automobile or limousine; esp., the paid operator of a motor vehicle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chauffeur The driver of an automobile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chauffeur shōf-fėr a motor-car attendant.
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Quotations

  • Earl of Arran
    Earl of Arran
    “My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., lit., stoker
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

I know your confidence in your chauffeur, but in this affair we can afford to trust no one.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
The chauffeur took your bag over.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Your chauffeur will have it here in six minutes.
"The Princess Virginia" by C. N. Williamson
A long, low car with two men on the chauffeur's seat was waiting.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
He helped Grace inside, then turned in some hesitation to the chauffeur.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Her attitude, her smile, as she held up an arresting hand to the chauffeur, filled him with delight and anxiety.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
I'm in love with a chauffeur.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
Finding out a chauffeur who had previously helped me, I explained my plans to him.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
The chauffeur, too, as he got out and leisurely examined his engine, served further to disarm suspicion.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The chauffeur grinned ruefully at her.
"Novice" by James H. Schmitz
I was alone with a car and a chauffeur and a blue slip of paper.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
He left his car and chauffeur here till his return, and took away two worth five thousand pounds each.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
Before she could recover, the chauffeur's companion had jumped out and run ahead, pausing in front of the hood to stoop and stare.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
The chauffeur's pass was produced, and proved satisfactory.
"An Account of Our Arresting Experiences" by Conway Evans
First of all, our chauffeurs have disappeared and can nowhere be found.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
Another man in chauffeur's livery was beside him.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Where can I buy a chauffeur's kit, Simmonds?
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
Among other servants he engaged Charles Branksome, who had proved himself an expert chauffeur.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
His fingers itched for the throat of Mr. C. W. Morton, chauffeur.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
The chauffeur has to go back and drive for mother.
"The Enchanted Barn" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
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In poetry:

I was ordered to bed by my chauffeur,
With not a bite to sup ;
I was fast running down, and the interest
On the medal was fast running up.
"This Medal" by Billy Bennett
Rich the makes of motor whirring
Past the pine plantation purring
Come up Hupmobile Delage.
Short the way our chauffeurs travel
Crunching over private gravel,
Each from out his warm garage.
"Indoor Games near Newbury" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

The terror suspect's lawyer who made a name for himself defending Osama bin Laden's chauffeur.
Shafer Redi -Mix v Chauffeurs, Teamsters & Helpers Local Union #7.
As a high school student with a new driver's license, Daniel Podolsky liked to chauffeur his father to see patients in Detroit.
Non-smelly cheeses, " smartly dressed" chauffeurs and eighteen other things pop stars want backstage, like, right now.
Warren Buffett plays chauffeur for Jay-Z in Omaha.
A teenager working as a paparazzi photographer was accidentally run over by a chauffeur carrying British pop star Robbie Williams, who understandably looked shocked after the incident Sunday night in London.
"FRED, I think we've got a sissy here," said Duke Rudman to his chauffeur, Fred Washington.
After years of scraping by as an actress, Jayne Amelia Larson spent seven weeks chauffeuring a Saudi princess and her coterie.
In a new behind-the-scenes look at her 777 Tour, we see a whole lot of luggage and staff before Rihanna rolls up in a chauffeured Escalade.
In a new behind-the-scenes look at her 777 Tour, we see a whole lot of luggage and staff before Rihanna rolls up in a chauffeured.
Metro Cars has immediate openings for professional chauffeurs servicing the Detroit Metro Airport and the tri-county area.
Or charter a plane to Washington, drop $5,000 on a hotel and $1,800 more on limousines and chauffeurs.
Romney scares the middle class more than a Hannibal Lector-chauffeured double date with Dracula and Frankenstein.
Phyllis Mueller receives the attention she targets when she chauffeurs Max, Idyllwild's animal mayor, in her Jeep Patriot.
Motor Trend publisher's estate comes with chauffeur's quarters.
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