concierge

noun
con·​cierge | \ ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) , kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) \
plural concierges\ ˌkän-​sē-​ˈer-​zhəz , kōⁿ-​ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) , -​ˈsyer-​zhəz \

Definition of concierge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a usually multilingual hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours In any great European hotel, the most important figure with whom the clients deal directly is usually the concierge— Leon Harris sometimes used before another noun the hotel's concierge desk/services
b : a person or service that provides assistance with personal business (such as making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments, or running errands) That's why she plunks down $150 per month of her hard-earned cash for a personal concierge: To "buy back" her time and free herself from the relentless errands that sap her off-work hours.— Michelle Mahoney Medical care is left to professionals. Instead, concierges help out around the house, get their client to appointments, join them for recreation and run small errands.— Liz Moyer As we increasingly find ourselves feeling time poor, with not enough hours in the day to get everything done, virtual concierges are popping up to help with everything from gift shopping to finding a new outfit for a holiday party.— Caitlin Agnew often used before another noun concierge shopping/bankingFor $250-per-year, members would gain entry to exclusive celebrity events, a concierge service to score hard-to-get concert tickets and restaurant reservations, and access to a swanky, shared hangout pad.— Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz
2 : a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor

concierge

adjective

Definition of concierge (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a health-care practice (as of primary care physicians) in which patients pay a membership fee for enhanced access and services Proponents of concierge medicine insist that more time with each patient allows them to provide holistic care that can prevent diseases such as diabetes …— Devin Leonard There has also been growth in so-called concierge practices that offer in-home care as a luxury service.— Steven H. Landers concierge doctors concierge care

Examples of concierge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Natalia Solar is moving out of Brickell Heights, a 49-story luxury tower in Miami's Brickell neighborhood that includes an Equinox fitness club, rooftop pool, and 24-hour concierge service. Deborah Acosta, WSJ, 10 May 2022 Special lounges at both airports offered luxury amenities and a concierge service. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 The complex offers a concierge service, dining, maintenance, housekeeping and activity calendar. Alex Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Apr. 2022 Available amenities are reminiscent of resort stays with a full-time concierge service, private beach access and full access to Baha Mar, including spa services, dining and golf. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 And of course, there are some spectacular spa experiences to be had, many of which can be custom-designed with a specific wellness concierge. Alex Apatoff, PEOPLE.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Start a conversation with the concierge, a staff member at your hotel, or your Airbnb host via e-mail, and touch base with them in the weeks leading up to your visit. Lilly Graves, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2021 Monthly rents range between $8,000 and over $25,000 a month including meals, housekeeping, concierge services and cultural programming. Peter Grant, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 Recently, institutions have started providing other concierge services to staff with the goal of increasing employee happiness and satisfaction and improving retention and recruitment. Teri Oelrich, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of concierge

Noun

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concierge

Noun

French, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, alteration of Latin conservus fellow slave, from com- + servus slave

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21 May 2022

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“Concierge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concierge. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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