charabanc

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English[edit]

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Charabanc.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French char-à-bancs (a carriage with benches).

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Noun[edit]

charabanc (plural charabancs)

  1. A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, chapter 2/2, Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      A little further on, to the right, was a large garage, where the charabancs stood, half in and half out of the yard.
    • 2006 Aug 7 & 14, John Updike, “Late Works”, The New Yorker, page 70: 
      The cumbersome though finely painted charabanc of the late James style is pulled swaying along by a frisky pony of a plot farcical and romantic.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French char-à-bancs (a carriage with benches).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sjarəbanɡ/, [ɕɑɑˈb̥ɑŋ]

Noun[edit]

charabanc c (singular definite charabancen or charabanc'en, plural indefinite charabancer or charabanc'er)

  1. charabanc

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