Definition of receptionist
: a person employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients
Recent Examples of receptionist from the Web
The owner of the car dealership told the Associated Press that the two bounty hunters identified themselves as federal agents to the general manager and a receptionist here.
The receptionists, the drivers, the file clerks and so on, that is the contribution that one immigrant can make to this country.
Jane Tweddle, a school receptionist, had reportedly gone to Manchester with a friend to pick up the friend’s daughter, who was attending the Ariana Grande concert.
The receptionist's computer is, of course, an iMac, which fills the same role in the New Web that PowerBooks once played in the New Hollywood.
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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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