Where Did the Word “Coach” Come From and What Does it Mean in Hungarian?

The word coach comes from the Hungarian village of Kocs, pronounced “kotch”, made famous for its large, horse-drawn carriages in the sixteenth century.

In Britain, the word became coach, and by the nineteenth century took on the second meaning of a sports trainer or private tutor.

The implication is that, through his experience and knowledge, the coach, like a bus or a train car, carries the younger trainees to their destinations.

where did the word coach come from and what does it mean in hungarian

Both the manager of an athletic team and a large passenger vehicle called a “coach”.

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