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room clerk

a clerk at a hotel who assigns rooms to guests, keeps the guest register, sorts the incoming mail, etc.
Origin of room clerk
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "That's the purser's job; he's the room-clerk," said the captain.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • "Certainly, Mr. Vanderpoel," said the room-clerk, courteously.

    Jack and the Check Book John Kendrick Bangs
  • The incident was the meeting between his father and the railroad vice-president at the room-clerk's counter.

  • The room-clerk who gave him his key gave him also the information he craved.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • It would have done no good, for the room-clerk was shaking his head to all the suppliants.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Cora thought the Shoreham rooms beautiful, though she took care not to let the room-clerk know she thought so.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • The room-clerk, always of a chatty disposition, was saying something to him, but Archie did not listen.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse

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