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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: 'covering for the driver of a horse-drawn vehicle (as worn in Limousin)', from Limousin area of France

limousine

noun
     
lim‧ou‧sine [countable]
1TTC a very large, expensive, and comfortable car, driven by someone who is paid to drive
2TTC a small bus that people take to and from airports in the US
WORD FOCUS: car WORD FOCUS: car
big cars: limousine, people carrier British English, gas-guzzler AmE informal, estate car British English

small cars: compact American English, hatchback British English

other types of car: pickup, van, saloon British English/sedan American English, sports car, convertible, SUV American English, off-roader, four-wheel drive/4x4

where you park your car: garage, car park British English/parking lot American English, multi-storey car park British English, parking space, carport

someone who drives a car: driver, motorist, learner driver

someone who drives a rich or important person's car for them: chauffeur, driver


See also
car
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