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 concierges (audio) , -​ˈsyer-​zhəz \

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

Examples of concierge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cadmus worked at Brooks Brothers earlier in her career, helping to set up a client concierge service for the company's flagship store on New York's Madison Avenue. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, "Coronavirus canceled office clothing. These stores are in big trouble," 8 July 2020 Between strenuous runs on the slopes, though, guests are spoiled with luxe comforts, from the heated towels and robes to the hot chocolate and s’mores to the dedicated ski concierge who advises skiers on snow conditions. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "25 Resorts in the U.S. That Are Perfect for Families," 8 July 2020 Amenities include 24/7 concierge service, personal car service and valet parking. Dallas News, "Homes hit the hot summer market," 5 July 2020 Caydon HQ allows residents to communicate with neighbors, the concierge, pay rent or book a dog walker. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Building spotlight: Midtown welcomes Drewery Place," 4 July 2020 Nobody was complaining about having an attentive waiter in a restaurant or having a hotel concierge who can tell you about the best restaurants nearby. Christiane Lemieux, Wired, "The Future of Commerce Belongs to the Frictionless," 23 June 2020 Chimezie was doing a contactless concierge service. Amber Ferguson, Washington Post, "The creative ways beauty pros are facing the pandemic," 18 June 2020 The hotel has a 24-hour concierge service that includes movie screenings, DJ sets, video games, pool tables, ping-pong and lawn games. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Inside the NBA's bubble setup at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during resumed 2020 season," 17 June 2020 Recently, the company began offering at-home testing, a concierge service that costs $50 extra. Laura Garcia,, "Drive-thru vehicle inspection shop has a new sideline: COVID-19 testing," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of concierge

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concierge

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

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“Concierge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners 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
chiefly US : an employee at a hotel whose job is to provide help and information to the people staying at the hotel

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