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chauffeur, chauffeurs; chauffeured, chauffeuring
1. Someone who is employed to drive a private automobile.
2. To drive someone from place to place in a car, or to be employed to drive a car for someone.
3. Etymology: originally "a motorist," from French, literally, "stoker"; operator of a steam engine, a French nickname for early motorists, from chauffer "to heat"; from Old French chaufer.

The first motor-cars were steam-driven. The sense of "professional" or "paid driver of a private motor car" is from about 1902.

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