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receptionist

[ ri-sep-shuh-nist ]
/ rɪˈsɛp ʃə nɪst /
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noun

a person employed to receive and assist callers, clients, etc., as in an office.
Theology. a person who advocates receptionism.

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Origin of receptionist

First recorded in 1865–70; reception + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for receptionist

receptionist
/ (rɪˈsɛpʃənɪst) /

noun

a person employed in an office, hotel, doctor's surgery, etc, to receive clients, guests, or patients, answer the telephone, arrange appointments, etc
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