Definition of concierge in English:

concierge

Syllabification: con·cierge
Pronunciation: /kôNˈsyerZH, ˌkänsēˈerZH
 
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noun

  • 1(Especially in France) a caretaker of an apartment complex or a small hotel, typically one living on the premises.
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    • At about 3.55 pm, she arrived at Summervale House in Vale Drive, Werneth and used a key to get into the block of flats which has a concierge and security cameras, which could also contain the image of her killer.
    • Isleworth councillors have accused Hounslow Homes of being ‘underhand’ about plans to reduce the concierge service for residents of the four tower-blocks on the Ivybridge Estate.
    • Shop owner Shindo Singh, who has lived in the area for 18 years, said she thought the concierge service meant other residents made less of an effort.
  • 2A hotel employee whose job is to assist guests by arranging tours, making theater and restaurant reservations, etc..
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    • She continued, with great energy, telling a story about how five people, booked in by the concierge of the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, never arrived.
    • They asked the hotel concierge for advice, and were told that the visa application in town would take at least 24 hours to process.
    • A couple years ago I read about Anna Morris who works as a hotel concierge at the Westin Santa Clara.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting the warden of a house, castle, prison, or royal palace): French, probably based on Latin conservus 'fellow slave'.

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