Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A staff member of a hotel or apartment complex who assists guests or residents, as by handling the storage of luggage, taking and delivering messages, and making reservations for tours.
  • noun A person, especially in France, who lives in an apartment house, attends the entrance, and serves as a janitor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In France, one who attends at the entrance of an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper of a hotel, apartment-house, prison, etc.; a janitor, male or female.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who attends to the wishes of hotel guests.
  • noun UK One who attends to the maintenance of a building and provides services to its tenants and visitors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French cumcerges, from Vulgar Latin *cōnservius, alteration of Latin cōnservus, fellow slave : com-, com- + servus, slave.]

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French concierge

Examples

  • He doesn't like the term concierge care, which he said conjures images of pricey institutions, such as the Ritz-Carlton.

    News & Record Article Feed

  • Can I ask also about, there are more and more primary care physicians who have what they call concierge practices.

    More Patients Find Doctor Is Not In

  • Can I ask also about, there are more and more primary care physicians who have what they call concierge practices.

    More Patients Find Doctor Is Not In

  • Can I ask also about, there are more and more primary care physicians who have what they call concierge practices.

    More Patients Find Doctor Is Not In

  • Many of these enabling doctors are what I call concierge doctors -- you pay them a monthly fee and you can get anything you demand from them.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

  • When the concierge is asked how they feel about the convention, he responds "There were three other big hotels in the bidding for this ..."

    Thank you for the Enterprise

  • In addition to rides and other favors that volunteers can provide, most villages offer what they call a "concierge service" - a connection to a list of prescreened vendors who can provide discounted services such as plumbing or home repair.

    The Seattle Times

  • She called the concierge and expressed to him that she wanted to take a tour of São Paulo and wanted the best, English-speaking tour available.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • She called the concierge and expressed to him that she wanted to take a tour of São Paulo and wanted the best, English-speaking tour available.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • She called the concierge and expressed to him that she wanted to take a tour of São Paulo and wanted the best, English-speaking tour available.

    Larger Than Lyfe

Comments

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  • Added to my list so that I can remember how to pronounce it.

    March 5, 2012