chauffeur

[ shoh-fer, shoh-fur ]SEE DEFINITION OF chauffeur

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"Layin' a stone—or somethin'—my lady," said the chauffeur in a puzzled voice.

The chauffeur took his seat and looked around at Bob, waiting.

The chauffeur smiled approval, while continuing to tinker at his machine.

The chauffeur was busied with his car fiddling with the machinery.

The chauffeur began to supply the wants of his machine with the help of an apprentice.

He urged the chauffeur to follow it up closely, regardless of consequences.

A few minutes after, the superintendent dismissed the chauffeur.

The chauffeur got down, shook his fare by the arm, and the arm was inert.

I know your confidence in your chauffeur, but in this affair we can afford to trust no one.

The chauffeur grinned knowingly, nodded, and started his car.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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