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room clerk

a clerk at a hotel who assigns rooms to guests, keeps the guest register, sorts the incoming mail, etc.
Origin of room clerk
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He paid his bill at the cashier's window, and overheard the room clerk speaking to a woman.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • He came up to the room clerk's wicket at the desk of the Royal.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • It is much better frankly to tell the proprietor, or room clerk, at the same time asking him to "keep the secret."

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • I went to the telephone directly I entered my room and called for the room clerk.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • The room clerk whisked the register round and studied the inscription for a moment.

    From Pillar to Post John Kendrick Bangs
  • It was Dr. Preston making inquiries for someone of the room clerk.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Privately he called his room clerk aside and told him the situation and the room clerk offered to oblige.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb
  • Ill just go and describe him to the room clerk and see if hes here, and maybe I can learn his name.

  • Lawrence, accepting the position of room clerk, took great pride and pleasure in seeing that everyone was properly installed.

    L. P. M. J. Stewart Barney
  • The room clerk had come from Ohio two years before and was a mighty accommodating young fellow.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb

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