Definition of receptionist
: a person employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients
Recent Examples of receptionist from the Web
There was the chatter of stylists gossiping with clients, the whirl of hair dryers and the receptionist laughing into her cellphone.
The receptionist was really nice and called security.
A staff of 23 including therapists, human rights experts, cooks, and receptionists helps run the migrant shelter 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The contract, which goes into effect July 1, will apply to cooks, receptionists, custodians, associates and maintenance workers, according to a board report.
In the meantime, the receptionist books more patients into the clinic’s infusion rooms.
On a whiteboard by the receptionist’s desk was a grid listing the trials in progress.
Students took on jobs including principal, office manager, receptionist, custodian, health tech and teacher.
Laura Ungar/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network/Wochit Dr. Roi Reed couldn't always make it to his Suboxone clinic in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, but addicts still got their prescriptions — from his receptionist and maintenance man.
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First Known Use of receptionist
RECEPTIONIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of receptionist for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to deal with the people who call or enter an office, hotel, etc.
RECEPTIONIST Defined for Kids
Definition of receptionist for Students
: an office employee who deals with callers or visitors
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