luxe

[looks, luhks; French lyks]
noun
1.
luxury; elegance; sumptuousness: accommodations providing luxe at low rates. Compare deluxe.
adjective
2.
luxurious; deluxe: luxe accommodations.

Origin:
1550–60; < French < Latin luxus excess

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luxe (lʌks, lʊks, French lyks)
 
n
See de luxe
 
[C16: from French from Latin luxus extravagance, luxury]

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luxe
"luxury," 1550s, from Fr. luxe, from L. luxus (see luxury).
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Example sentences
Shearling trim added an extra layer of luxe to leather coats.
The new gloss of consumer-culture lifestyle luxe isn't wall-to-wall, however.
Witness the arrival of luxe hotels, restaurants from celebrity chefs, and serious designer shopping.
Traveling through the national parks on de luxe stages is comfort itself nowadays.
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