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Definition of commissionaire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commissionaire

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kəˌmɪʃəˈneə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmɪʃəˈner//
 
(British English, becoming old-fashioned) Hotel people
 
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a person in uniform whose job is to stand at the entrance to a hotel, etc. and open the door for visitors, find them taxis, etc. see also doorman See related entries: Hotel people Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from medieval Latin commissarius ‘person in charge’, from Latin committere ‘entrust’(in medieval Latin ‘put into custody’), from com- ‘with’ + mittere ‘put or send’.