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[kuh-rohch, -rohsh] /kəˈroʊtʃ, -ˈroʊʃ/
(in the 17th century) a luxurious or stately coach or carriage.
Origin of caroche
1585-95; < Middle French < Italian carroccio, equivalent to carr(o) wheeled conveyance (see car1) + -occio pejorative suffix Unabridged
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  • It will be seen from the first of these lines, that a difference is made between the coach and the caroche (carroch or carroache).

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • Madam,” now announced Hans from the door, “the baggage is packed, and the caroche awaiteth your Ladyship.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • No, caroche does not remember his brother Ba'tiste the fighter, as brave as caroche is a coward!

British Dictionary definitions for caroche


a stately ceremonial carriage used in the 16th and 17th centuries
Word Origin
C16: from French, ultimately from Latin carruscar
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