Meaning of chauffeur in English:

chauffeur

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noun

  • A person employed to drive a private or hired car.

    ‘a chauffeur-driven limousine’
    • ‘From there he became a chauffeur for a private estate, until his employer suffered a slump in fortune.’
    • ‘It gave him his luxury apartment in Berlin, his chauffeur, bodyguard and private barber.’
    • ‘Chan plays a cab driver who is hired as a chauffeur to the head of a secret government spy unit.’
    • ‘The defendant employed a chauffeur, and on one occasion when he was attempting to start the car it caught fire.’
    • ‘He arranged to be taken by chauffeur driven limousine and the chauffeur was required to remain for the duration of the visit.’
    • ‘The chauffeur, who drives 80,000 miles a year, managed to pull on to the hard shoulder and saw, in his rear view mirror, the teenagers scrambling up the bank.’
    • ‘In golf a superstar is supposed to win major championships and be recognised even by people who don't know the difference between a driver and a chauffeur.’
    • ‘He was being driven by a chauffeur when the vehicle was stopped by traffic officers in Hertfordshire travelling at 97 mph.’
    • ‘I'm in the back, he's in the front and the chauffeur's driving.’
    • ‘A chauffeur was wanted to drive an art expert around galleries in Europe.’
    • ‘We had two maids and a chauffeur who used to drive us to Jaffa and Haifa for picnics on the weekend.’
    • ‘Our chauffeurs drove us to the royal compound at the appointed hour, and we were shown to a room in one of the buildings on the property.’
    • ‘He works as a chauffeur, driving wealthy vacationers all over Europe.’
    • ‘Julia watches as her chauffeur drives Morgan out of the estate and the limousine speeds away into the distance.’
    • ‘When the town was completely out of sight, the chauffeur drove down a road which within only a few miles lost its metalled base and crumbled into rough cobbles.’
    • ‘Why didn't you stay home today and take a swim in the pool or have a chauffeur drive you elsewhere?’
    • ‘After the evening performance the night before, a chauffeur drove her from Bath to a suite at an airport hotel.’
    • ‘At Chelsea there was a chauffeur to drive the directors around because of problems with parking.’
    • ‘When we got to the end of the drive, the chauffeur got out and opened the door for us.’
    • ‘Most were employed by the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok as chauffeurs and gardeners.’

Pronunciation

chauffeur

/ˈʃəʊfə/ /ʃəʊˈfəː/

verb

[with object]
  • Drive (a car or a passenger in a car), typically as part of one's job.

    ‘she insisted on being chauffeured around’
    • ‘He tells parents who spend hours chauffeuring teenagers to drive slowly and to take the scenic route when time permits.’
    • ‘Whatever a hackney carriage may be classed as, it is still a car that carries a limited number of passengers who are paying for the privilege of being chauffeured from door to door.’
    • ‘On Thursday, you and I learn that we can't drive to school anymore, but we have to be chauffeured by the Secret Service.’
    • ‘For the next few months until I was able to drive again, my husband chauffeured me everywhere to talk about my new book.’
    • ‘‘Of course, I was looking forward to chauffeuring my father in it,’ he recalls.’
    • ‘I always believe in chauffeuring a lady to her front door.’
    • ‘Since he is shorter and has a tendency to slump over anyway, I sometimes wonder if people think I'm his mother chauffeuring him around instead of his date.’
    • ‘I'd just got back from a very damp and dismal trip to Taunton station, chauffeuring Graham to catch the train back to London, and I was feeling a little down.’
    • ‘One of his early jobs was chauffeuring Martin Scorsese for the duration of one Edinburgh Film Festival.’
    • ‘In the run-up to his trial he had been reduced to doing gardening work and chauffeuring friends to make ends meet.’
    • ‘The federal government offered such ‘symbolic support’ as holding a cabinet meeting at an exclusive Toronto hotel, to and from which they were chauffeured with great haste.’
    • ‘‘Statistics show that children who walk, cycle or catch the bus to school arrive fresher and more alert than those who are chauffeured to the classroom,’ she said.’
    • ‘He chauffeured her to her 9 a.m. appointment at Avalon Spa.’
    • ‘After his hospital visit, Mr Brown was chauffeured to open the Feltham Skills Centre, which opened its doors in September and already serves 300 students.’
    • ‘Social scientists claim to have overturned the popular notion that modern children never walk because they are chauffeured everywhere by their parents.’
    • ‘They were chauffeured away immediately afterwards.’
    • ‘For nearly two decades, cheerful Norman Mouland chauffeured a host of Salisbury mayors to some of the city's most glittering events.’
    • ‘The men and women who chauffeured the athletes and dignitaries around the city would stop and talk to other drivers in the road and people on the streets.’
    • ‘We couldn't believe how many kids were being chauffeured to school by their parents.’
    • ‘Owners Vivenne and Colin have chauffeured the canine connoisseurs to eight cottages in Pembrokeshire.’
    transport, convey, carry, bear, ship, run, chauffeur, take, bring, shuttle

Pronunciation

chauffeur

/ˈʃəʊfə/ /ʃəʊˈfəː/

Origin

Late 19th century (in the general sense ‘motorist’): from French, literally ‘stoker’ (by association with steam engines), from chauffer ‘to heat’.