/ˈʃoʊ fər, ʃoʊˈfɜr/
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.
) to heat (see
Can be confused
a person employed to drive a car
to act as driver for (a person):
he chauffeured me to the stadium
he chauffeurs for the Duke
[C20: from French, literally: stoker, from
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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.
As his chauffeur took us across town via a circuitous route, our conversation drifted intermittently.
It had folding side seats and could comfortably accommodate seven people, including the chauffeur.
When the chauffeur opened the door for us to get out, a hot gust of wind blew multicolored wedding confetti into the car.
Getting rid of his taxpayer-sponsored chauffeur was another.
Individuals must have a city chauffeur's license to be eligible for the medallion lottery.
Chauffeur services differ from taxi services in that all trips are prearranged.
If you have a valid operator or chauffeur license, you are allowed to operate a moped on public roadways.
The drivers of such vehicles must have a chauffeur's registration, and the vehicles must be inspected.
The drivers must have a for-hire chauffeur registration, and the vehicles must be inspected.
The drivers must have a for-hire chauffeur registration, and the vehicles are inspected.