limousine

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English[edit]

A limousine.

Etymology[edit]

From French limousine, originally an adjective referring to the city Limoges, from Latin Lemovices (adjective Lemovicinus), name of a Gaulish tribe in central France, most likely a reference to their elm bows and spears.

Noun[edit]

limousine (plural limousines)

  1. An automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coupe, and with the top projecting over the driver and a projecting front
  2. An automobile with such a body.
  3. A luxury sedan/saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue ; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current ; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau ; […] .

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the French région Limousin.

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Adjective[edit]

limousine

  1. feminine form of limousin

Noun[edit]

limousine f (plural limousines)

  1. cloak
  2. limousine
  3. limousin (cow)

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Noun[edit]

limousine f (plural limousines)

  1. Alternative spelling of limusine.