receptionist etymology

English word receptionist comes from English reception, English -ist

Detailed word origin of receptionist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
reception English (eng) (UK, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.. (uncountable, electronics) The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.. A reaction.. A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.. The act of receiving.. The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
receptionist English (eng) A secretary whose tasks prominently include the above.. An employee who receives visitors and/or calls, typically in an office setting.

Words with the same origin as receptionist

Descendants of -ist
activist archaeologist biologist ist journalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist sexist socialist stylist