[kon-see-airzh; French kawn-syerzh]
- (especially in France) a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is often the owner's representative; doorkeeper.
- a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets or tours.
- an employee stationed in an apartment house lobby who screens visitors, controls operation of elevators, accepts deliveries to the tenants, etc.
- a janitor.
- Obsolete. a custodian or warden.
- pertaining to or being medical care for which the patient pays the doctor an annual fee for special or extra services: concierge medicine; concierge physicians.
Origin of concierge
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Our concierge and his wife walked among them, with their black poodle, keeping order; some couples were waltzing on the sidewalk.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
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The concierge receives you, and you see at once that her cheerful smile is assumed.
"Altogether, monsieur," said the concierge, fingering the key of the drawer that held it.
Mon petit Dame was waiting for me downstairs in the concierge's room.My Double Life
I ventured to question the concierge concerning his lodgers.
There were three doors; the concierge opened the nearest to the landing.
- (esp in France) a caretaker of a block of flats, hotel, etc, esp one who lives on the premises
C17: from French, ultimately from Latin conservus, from servus slave
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Word Origin and History for concierge
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