commissionaire

noun com·mis·sion·aire \ kə-ˌmi-shə-ˈner \

Definition of commissionaire

chiefly British
: a uniformed attendant

Origin and Etymology of commissionaire

earlier, "person charged with or seeking a commission (as a messenger or porter)," borrowed from French, going back to Middle French commissionere commissioner


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