英 ['ʃəʊfə; ʃəʊ'fɜː]
词源同chafe, 擦热，加热，-eur, 人。原指早期给火车加煤的人，后用来指司机，特指富人或要人的私人司机。
- chauffeur (n.)
- 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]
- chauffeur (v.)
- 1902, from chauffeur (n.). Related: Chauffeured; chauffeuring.
- 1. His chauffeur misread his route and took a wrong turning.
- 2. It was certainly useful to have her there to chauffeur him around.
- 3. A uniformed chauffeur identified me among the crowd.
- 4. He wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur.
- 5. a long black chauffeur-driven limousine
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