commissionaire

commissionaire

[kuh-mish-uh-nair]
noun British.
a uniformed attendant, as a doorkeeper or usher.

Origin:
1755–65; < French commissionnaire; see commission, -aire

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commissionaire (kəˌmɪʃəˈnɛə)
 
n
chiefly (Brit) a uniformed doorman at a hotel, theatre, etc
 
[C18: from French, from commission]

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