[shoh-fer, shoh-fur]
a person employed to drive a private automobile or limousine for the owner.
a person employed to drive a car or limousine that transports paying passengers.
verb (used with object)
to drive (a vehicle) as a chauffeur.
to transport by car: Saturday mornings I have to chauffeur the kids to their music lessons.
verb (used without object)
to work as a chauffeur: He chauffeured for a time right after the war.

1895–1900; < French, equivalent to chauff(er) to heat (see chafe) + -eur -eur

unchauffeured, adjective
well-chauffeured, adjective

chauffeur, shofar. Unabridged
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chauffeur (ˈʃəʊfə, ʃəʊˈfɜː)
1.  a person employed to drive a car
2.  to act as driver for (a person): he chauffeured me to the stadium; he chauffeurs for the Duke
[C20: from French, literally: stoker, from chauffer to heat]
fem n

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Word Origin & History

1899, originally "a motorist," from Fr., lit. "stoker," operator of a steam engine, Fr. nickname for early motorists, from chauffer "to heat," from O.Fr. chaufer (see chafe). The first motor-cars were steam-driven. Sense of "professional or paid driver of a private motor car"
is from 1902. The verb is first attested 1917.
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Example sentences
He nods to the chauffeur, who opens the glove compartment.
When he had given them all his blessing, the chauffeur helped him into the car
  and drove off.
He was driven to school by a chauffeur in one of the family's two cars.
They do not check homework, chauffeur to lessons, or organize games.
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