[shoh-fer, shoh-fur] /ˈʃoʊ fər, ʃoʊˈfɜr/
a person employed to drive a private automobile or limousine for the owner.
a person employed to drive a car or limousine that transports paying passengers.
verb (used with object)
to drive (a vehicle) as a chauffeur.
to transport by car:
Saturday mornings I have to chauffeur the kids to their music lessons.
verb (used without object)
to work as a chauffeur:
He chauffeured for a time right after the war.
a person employed to drive a car
to act as driver for (a person): he chauffeured me to the stadium, he chauffeurs for the Duke
1896, originally “a motorist,” from French chauffeur, literally “stoker,” operator of a steam engine, French nickname for early motorists, from chauffer “to heat,” from Old French chaufer “to heat, warm up; to become hot” (see chafe). The first motor-cars were steam-driven. Sense of “professional or paid driver of a private motor car” is from 1902.
The ’95 Duryea wagon, which won the Chicago contest Fall, was exhibited at the Detroit Horse Show last week. Charles B. King, treasurer of the American Motor League, acted as “chauffeur,” as the French say. [“The Horseless Age,” April 1896]
1902, from chauffeur (n.). Related: Chauffeured; chauffeuring.
[shoh-fœz] /ʃoʊˈfœz/ noun, plural chauffeuses [shoh-fœz] /ʃoʊˈfœz/ (Show IPA). French Furniture. 1. a fireside chair having a low seat and a high back.
[chawl-moo-gruh] /tʃɔlˈmu grə/ noun 1. any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, especially H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil. /tʃɔːlˈmuːɡrə/ noun 1. a tropical Asian tree, Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus) kurzii: family Flacourtiaceae 2. oil from the seed of this tree, used in treating leprosy 3. any […]
noun 1. a brownish-yellow oil or soft fat expressed from the seeds of a chaulmoogra tree, used formerly in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases.
[shoh-mawn] /ʃoʊˈmɔ̃/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Haute-Marne, in NE France. [oht-marn] /oʊtˈmarn/ noun 1. a department in E France. 2416 sq. mi. (6255 sq. km). Capital: Chaumont. /French otmarn/ noun 1. a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Chaumont. Pop: 190 983 (2003 est). Area: 6257 sq km […]