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room clerk

  1. a clerk at a hotel who assigns rooms to guests, keeps the guest register, sorts the incoming mail, etc.
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Origin of room clerk

First recorded in 1915–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of room clerk

  • It would have done no good, for the room-clerk was shaking his head to all the suppliants.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • "Certainly, Mr. Vanderpoel," said the room-clerk, courteously.

    Jack and the Check Book

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • The room-clerk who gave him his key gave him also the information he craved.

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde

  • "That's the purser's job; he's the room-clerk," said the captain.

    The Honorable Percival

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Cora thought the Shoreham rooms beautiful, though she took care not to let the room-clerk know she thought so.


    Edna Ferber