Meaning of “commissionaire” in the English Dictionary

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"commissionaire" in British English

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commissionairenoun [ C ]

uk /kəˌmɪʃ.ənˈeər/ us /kəˌmɪʃ.ənˈer/ mainly UK

Examples from literature

  • A commissionaire was now holding open the door of the car. 
  • He watched the vehicle roll away, and then scowled at the commissionaire, who waited expectantly for a tip. 
  • The commissionaire preceded them, hat in hand, to the door. 
  • Two commissionaires followed us with our luggage. 
  • You might at least have sent me word by a commissionaire. 

(Definition of “commissionaire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)