desk clerk

noun

US and Canadian a hotel receptionistAlso called: clerk

Nearby words

  1. desired,
  2. desirous,
  3. desist,
  4. desk,
  5. desk calendar,
  6. desk copier,
  7. desk jobber,
  8. desk jockey,
  9. desk pad,
  10. desk work

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Examples from the Web for desk clerk

  • The woman should make her way immediately to the desk-clerk, register, and then follow the page assigned to her, to her room.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
  • Bruce took the yellow envelope which the desk-clerk handed him and looked at it with a feeling of dread.

  • And it was just at the moment when Mr. Smith said this that Billy, the desk-clerk, entered the room with the telegram in his hand.

  • You're a desk-clerk, and you write all day long, standing at a desk.

    The Gold Bag|Carolyn Wells