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plural concierges
kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio)
: 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 conciergeLeon Harris
sometimes used before another noun
the hotel's concierge desk/services
: 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/banking
For $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
: a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor


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: 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
The 28-story building offers only 48 units and includes luxurious amenities such as around-the-clock valet, concierge services, a wine cellar, a putting green, spa treatment room and fitness studio. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 This stunning converted 1898 schoolhouse in Salt Lake City offers 12 spectacular suites and rooms, a chic ski lounge, personal ski valet, a heated pool, private chef, and 24-hour concierge service. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 The seven-bedroom home can easily house up to 16 guests and also comes with a full concierge service, optional grocery delivery, optional in-home massages, yoga, a putting green, shuffleboard area, a basketball court, and plenty of lawn games to keep everyone active. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 But what truly separates Nolo Health’s mobile primary care services from other traditional concierge services is this: there is no additional cost, there are no extra fees. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 Private Jet Services offers a bespoke, white-glove concierge service with team members available 24/7 to provide consultations, counseling, and options. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2023 Courtesy image Building amenities include concierge services, a fitness room, and poolside grills, and dining, shopping, Piedmont Park, and the Georgia Institute of Technology are all walking distance. The Week Staff, The Week, 26 Aug. 2023 The company also offers a concierge service that can help travelers book private chefs, childcare, and local activities. Mariette Williams, Essence, 23 Aug. 2023 Allow the concierge to assist you in arranging your itinerary. Tiffany Harrison, Vogue, 28 July 2023 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 2


2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of concierge was circa 1697

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“Concierge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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