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room service

noun
1.
the serving of food, drinks, etc., to a guest in his or her room, as at a hotel.
2.
the department or section, as at a hotel, responsible for rendering this service.
Origin of room service
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Evidently, someone on room service had found the suite to be supposedly empty and had sent a boy up to investigate.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • He went back into his own room, dialed for room service, and ordered a couple of pots of strong black coffee.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Order whatever you want from room service," the man told her.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
  • He unhooked the receiver, and asked despondently to be connected with room service.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for room service

room service

noun
1.
service in a hotel providing meals, drinks, etc, in guests' rooms
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