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chauffeur


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chauffeur  \Chauf`feur"\,  n.  [F.,  lit.,  stoker.] 
  1.  [pl.]  (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. 
 
  2.  One  who  manages  the  running  of  an  automobile;  esp.,  the 
  paid  operator  of  a  motor  vehicle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chauffeur 
  n  :  a  man  paid  to  drive  a  privately  owned  car 
  v  :  drive  someone  in  a  vehicle  [syn:  {drive  around}] 




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