a person employed to receive and assist callers, clients, etc., as in an office.
Theology. a person who advocates receptionism.
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How to use receptionist in a sentence
Hour One is working with Alice receptionist to update its video footage of human actors so that the digital receptionists can be made to say different things in different languages without having to reshoot hours of video.People are hiring out their faces to become deepfake-style marketing clones | Will Douglas Heaven | August 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Gone are the days where a hotel receptionist will hand you a set of keys and point you to the elevator.
A masked receptionist hands you room keys and a welcome packet, offers you brief directions to your unit, and you’re ready to go in a few minutes.How hotels are making guests feel safer this summer | Christopher Elliott | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
The receptionist was so rude, and I never made an appointment with this doctor.
Her son’s day-care center suddenly closed in April, forcing her to give up her $15-an-hour job as a receptionist.Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic | Abha Bhattarai, Hannah Denham | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
The 289-page satire follows Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman who gets seduced by a lonely receptionist.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
receptionist, former lover, and still receptionist Connie Plotz deconstructs his private obsessions and cultural stereotypes.Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair | Tom LeClair | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tolman was temping as a receptionist at a consulting firm for $11 an hour when she first auditioned for Molly.
When Muñoz got back to her office, the receptionist told her Senator Reid wanted to speak with her.Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts | Eleanor Clift | July 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks.
That little girl back on Earth, the receptionist at the Interplanetary Lines building, she'd had it.Medal of Honor | Dallas McCord Reynolds
The little blonde receptionist caught it in twenty-four hours—?Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
Jon had to wait a half hour for his turn, but the receptionist finally signalled him towards the door of the interviewer's room.The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
I am afraid I must have raised my voice in expressing my exasperation to the young lady who acted as receptionist and barrier.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
The frosty old receptionist seemed to be typical in her business-as-usual, come-what-may attitude.And Then the Town Took Off | Richard Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for receptionist
a person employed in an office, hotel, doctor's surgery, etc, to receive clients, guests, or patients, answer the telephone, arrange appointments, etc