receptionist

noun
re·​cep·​tion·​ist | \ ri-ˈsep-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce receptionist (audio) \

Definition of receptionist

: a person employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients

Examples of receptionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers were rushing back and forth behind the receptionist’s desk. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021 And be sure to tell the receptionist to keep the change. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 22 Oct. 2021 The first line has Julia instructing Hayley (Kim Matula), the new receptionist, in temperature checks for clients. New York Times, 29 Sep. 2021 LaTulippe’s family practice, South View Medical Arts, did not properly screen patients and relied on the receptionist’s ability to visually gauge whether visitors were sick, according to the medical board documents. Jack Forrest, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2021 Same with your team — all members from the receptionist on up. Domenic Rom, Rolling Stone, 17 Sep. 2021 LaTulippe’s family practice, South View Medical Arts, did not properly screen patients and relied on the receptionist’s ability to visually gauge whether visitors were sick, according to the medical board documents. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2021 When the face scan was completed, the receptionist brought Amaka into a conference room and told him to wait. Wired, 1 Sep. 2021 Your station in life is much more similar to that of the cashier or the receptionist than to the person who signs their paychecks. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of receptionist

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of receptionist was in 1901

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“Receptionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/receptionist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for receptionist

receptionist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of receptionist

: a person whose job is to deal with the people who call or enter an office, hotel, etc.

receptionist

noun
re·​cep·​tion·​ist | \ ri-ˈsep-shə-nist How to pronounce receptionist (audio) \

Kids Definition of receptionist

: an office employee who deals with callers or visitors

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