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concierge

[ kon-see-airzh; French kawn-syerzh ]
/ ˌkɒn siˈɛərʒ; French kɔ̃ˈsyɛrʒ /
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noun, plural con·cierges [-see-air-zhiz; French -syerzh] /-siˈɛər ʒɪz; French -ˈsyɛrʒ/
(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.
adjective
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.
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Origin of concierge

First recorded in 1640–50; from French; Old French cumserges; further origin uncertain, possibly from Vulgar Latin conservius (unattested) “fellow slave,” from Latin conservus; see con-, serve
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British Dictionary definitions for concierge

concierge
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈɛəʒ, French kɔ̃sjɛrʒ) /

noun
(esp in France) a caretaker of a block of flats, hotel, etc, esp one who lives on the premises

Word Origin for concierge

C17: from French, ultimately from Latin conservus, from servus slave
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