Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One employed to drive a private automobile.
  • intransitive verb To serve as a driver for (another).
  • intransitive verb To transport in (a motor vehicle); drive.
  • intransitive verb To serve as a driver for another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The driver of an automobile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (F. Hist.) Brigands in bands, who, about 1793, pillaged, burned, and killed in parts of France; -- so called because they used to burn the feet of their victims to extort money.
  • noun One who manages the running of an automobile or limousine; esp., the paid operator of a motor vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class (like a limousine).
  • noun firefighting The driver of a fire truck.
  • verb intransitive To be, or act as, a chauffeur (driver of a motor car).
  • verb transitive To transport (someone) in a motor car.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man paid to drive a privately owned car
  • verb drive someone in a vehicle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, stoker, from chauffer, to heat, stoke, from Old French chaufer; see chafe.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French chauffeur.

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