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[kon-see-airzh; French kawn-syerzh] /ˌkɒn siˈɛərʒ; French kɔ̃ˈsyɛrʒ/

noun, plural concierges
[-see-air-zhiz; French -syerzh] /-siˈɛər ʒɪz; French -ˈsyɛrʒ/ (Show IPA)
(especially in France) a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is often the owner’s representative; doorkeeper.
a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets or tours.
an employee stationed in an apartment house lobby who screens visitors, controls operation of elevators, accepts deliveries to the tenants, etc.
a janitor.
Obsolete. a custodian or warden.
pertaining to or being medical care for which the patient pays the doctor an annual fee for special or extra services: concierge medicine;
concierge physicians.
/ˌkɒnsɪˈɛəʒ; French kɔ̃sjɛrʒ/
(esp in France) a caretaker of a block of flats, hotel, etc, esp one who lives on the premises

1640s, from French concierge “caretaker, doorkeeper, porter” (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, from Latin conservus “fellow slave,” from com- “with” (see com-) + servius “slave” (see serve (v.)).


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