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luxe

[loo ks, luhks; French lyks] /lʊks, lʌks; French lüks/
noun
1.
luxury; elegance; sumptuousness:
accommodations providing luxe at low rates.
Compare deluxe.
adjective
2.
luxurious; deluxe:
luxe accommodations.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < French < Latin luxus excess
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British Dictionary definitions for luxe

luxe

/lʌks; lʊks; French lyks/
noun
1.
See de luxe
Word Origin
C16: from French from Latin luxus extravagance, luxury
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Word Origin and History for luxe

"luxury, elegance," 1550s, from French luxe "luxury, sumptuousness, profusion," from Latin luxus (see luxury).

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