Share this entry
barouche Line breaks: bar|ouche
Pronunciation: /bəˈruːʃ/

Definition of barouche in English:


Image of barouche
A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood over the rear half, a seat in front for the driver, and seats facing each other for the passengers.
Example sentences
  • The barouches, which were used by the Queen Mother, will travel north tomorrow for Royal Ascot, which this year is being held at York races.
  • Brought up in the era of the barouche and accustomed to the train, Proust was amazed by the motorcar.
  • So they can put you in a pony and trap, a barouche or, if you've a got a first class ticket, a sedan chair carried by a team of Iranian asylum seekers.


Early 19th century: from German dialect Barutsche, from Italian baroccio, based on Latin birotus 'two-wheeled', from bi- 'having two' + rota 'wheel'.

Words that rhyme with barouche

cartouche, douche, farouche, louche, ruche, sloosh, swoosh, tarboosh
Definition of barouche in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources