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 Modern-day hostels come with concierge service, Wi-Fi, restaurants, bars and more. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Hostels – yes, we said hostels – are making a comeback: Here are 6 you should try," 17 Dec. 2019 The Bruins get concierge service, confabbing with the stick reps who check in at Warrior Arena regularly., "“Everything went to lighter material, lighter material, lighter material,” he said. “The sticks are [expletive], in my opinion. They break all the time.” He would find a sympathetic ear in Ottawa, where this past week young," 15 Dec. 2019 Residences at The Allen will also have a private lobby entrance with a dedicated 24-hour concierge and valet, separate from the hotel. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Building Spotlight: The Residences at The Allen," 14 Dec. 2019 Use your credit card’s concierge service for help with rebooking flights. NBC News, "Could a Thomas Cook-like travel nightmare happen in the US? Here's what you need to know.," 24 Sep. 2019 Self-drive car hire is available via the Charles Hotel’s on-site Avis car rental office, and car transfer service between the properties can also be arranged through the concierge team. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 3 Sep. 2019 When appropriate, the concierge team can connect customers directly with their preferred dealership to facilitate vehicle ordering. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Next Generation Corvette on road trip to select dealers," 22 July 2019 Work with the onboard concierge team to learn more these choices. New York Times, "Five Ways to Get Some Culture on Your Next Cruise," 13 Apr. 2018 This consistent, attentive and compassionate care is provided by everyone from the concierge team to the nursing staff., "Tips for managing knee pain," 1 Mar. 2018

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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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19 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Concierge.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 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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