- a uniformed attendant, as a doorkeeper or usher.
Origin of commissionaire
Related Words for commissionaireprophet, go-between, emissary, courier, mediator, gofer, ambassador, harbinger, bearer, runner, envoy, detail, agent, herald, precursor, forerunner, carrier, minister, post, detachment
Examples from the Web for commissionaire
Historical Examples of commissionaire
The commissionaire regarded him contemptuously, but did not reply to the sarcasm.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
At seven o'clock that night the commissionaire was discovered.The Man Who Knew
Then came the charge of our "commissionaire" for his services.Glances at Europe
"Yes, since one o'clock I have been in my office," said the commissionaire.
"Nobody has gone up them stairs," said the commissionaire emphatically.
- mainly British a uniformed doorman at a hotel, theatre, etc