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concierge

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noun con·cierge \kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh, ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh\

Simple Definition of concierge

  • : 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

Full Definition of concierge

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

  1. 1 :  a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor

  2. 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


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