Porsche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Porsche, the surname of the founder, Ferdinand Porsche.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːʃ/, /ˈpɔːʃ.ə/, /ˈpɔːʃ.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɔɹʃ/, /ˈpɔɹʃ.ə/, /ˈpɔɹʃ.i/
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Proper noun[edit]

Porsche

  1. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, the German sports car manufacturer founded in 1931 and based in Stuttgart.

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Noun[edit]

Porsche (plural Porsches)

  1. A car of this brand, reputably high performance and expensive.
    • 2004, Gaby Triana, Backstage Pass, page 42
      Mom drives an Accord, which is quite a surprise if you think about it. I guess that says something about her response to fame. Anyone can drive a Porsche once they have the cash.
    • 2005, William Braxton Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195188624, page 26
      a male undergoing a garden-variety mid-life crisis is disturbed not by his sexual appetites but by the lack of variety in his sexual partners. He is disturbed not by the crass materialism of his life but by the fact that he is still driving a Ford when he could and should be driving a Porsche.

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This term may have trademark status.

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German[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Porsche m (genitive Porsches)

  1. A surname​.