concierge


con·cierge

noun \kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh, ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh\

: a person in an apartment building especially in France who takes care of the building and checks the people who enter and leave

: an employee at a hotel whose job is to provide help and information to the people staying at the hotel

plural con·cierges \-ˈsyerzh, -ˈsyer-zhəz; -sē-ˈer-zhəz\

Full Definition of CONCIERGE

1
:  a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor
2
:  a usually multilingual hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours; broadly :  a person employed (as by a business) to make arrangements or run errands

Origin of CONCIERGE

French, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, alteration of Latin conservus fellow slave, from com- + servus slave
First Known Use: circa 1697

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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