profession; french term meaning person employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle

A chauffeur is a person who drives a vehicle (car) as their job. The word can be used for anybody who drives as their job. Usually, it implies a driver of an elegant passenger vehicle (for example, a horse-drawn carriage, luxury sedan,[1] motor coach, or especially a limousine). People who drive taxis, buses or non-passenger vehicles are generally referred to as "drivers" (as in bus drivers and truck drivers).

A chauffeur in Japan


  1. "Most popular luxury sedans". Luxurylaunches. 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2021-04-01.