concierge

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

The luxury area with private pool deck, restaurant and concierge was expanded to include 50 suites inside the complex and another 30 outside. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Riding 30 mph go-karts at sea? NCL strives for high-energy fun with its new cruise ship | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018 The concierge will have tickets for whatever is playing at the famous opera house, across the street. William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019 Other available activities include hiking, car races, countryside car tours, and horseback riding, which the concierge will handily arrange for you. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 If a request is made and fulfilled to the guest's satisfaction, the concierge should also be tipped, and the same rule applies for the housekeeper. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Are You Tipping Enough During Your Hotel Stay?," 12 Dec. 2018 Technology is really allowing people to be their own concierge or curator and people are looking for experiences more than ever these days. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "From Ace Hotel, a New City and a New Brand," 25 June 2018 Then ask your hotel concierge to point you in the right direction. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "Carissa Moore's Guide to Honolulu's Best Food," 23 May 2018 Now everyone’s favorite big-box store, Target, is jumping on board and launching its own beauty concierge to better serve its customers. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Target Just Made Shopping for Makeup Much Easier," 21 May 2018 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba launched the Space Egg robot hotel porter late last year, and the Hilton in McLean, Va., employs a robot concierge. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "Robot Hotel Loses Love for Robots," 14 Jan. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'concierge.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about concierge

Statistics for concierge

Last Updated

13 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for concierge

The first known use of concierge was circa 1697

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for concierge

concierge

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on concierge

Britannica English: Translation of concierge for Arabic Speakers

Comments on concierge

What made you want to look up concierge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!