Examples from the Web for receptionist
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|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|DAILY BEAST
This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks.
Greig asked to be connected to "Kate, my grandaughter," and was put through by the receptionist.Tragedy As Receptionist Who Connected Kate Middleton Prank Callers Commits Suicide|Tom Sykes|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Through the long corridors, and eventually to the small office with the receptionist.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Brad spoke to the receptionist, who had been watching the Cubs with intent interest.Dan Carter Cub Scout|Mildred A. Wirt
They marched up the broad steps, through the doorway and into the glass-fronted office of the receptionist.That Sweet Little Old Lady|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
The receptionist did the things that receptionists do, then looked up at him again.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
"We haven't been informed as to her whereabouts yet, Mr. Duggan," the receptionist at Duffey's offices said coldly.Second Sight|Basil Eugene Wells
British Dictionary definitions for receptionist
Word Origin and History for receptionist
Let me not forget the receptionist -- generally and preferably, a woman of refined and gentle manners, well informed and specially gifted in handling people of varied dispositions. A woman especially who knows how to handle other women, and who can make herself beloved by the children who may visit the studio. A woman, also, who in a thoroughly suave and dignified way, knows just how to handle the young man of the period so that the photographer may be glad to have his business. What a power the receptionist is when properly chosen and trained. It is not too much to say that she can both make and destroy a business, if she has the amount of discretionary power given to her in some galleries. [John A. Tennant, "Business Methods Applied in Photography," "Wilson's Photographic Magazine," October 1900]
Earlier as an adjective in theology and law (1867).