commissionaire

noun
com·​mis·​sion·​aire | \ kə-ˌmi-shə-ˈner How to pronounce commissionaire (audio) \

Definition of commissionaire

chiefly British
: a uniformed attendant

First Known Use of commissionaire

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of commissionaire was in 1895

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“Commissionaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commissionaire. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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