Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bellhop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male worker, usually at a hotel, who carries luggage and runs errands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boy who answers a bell; specifically, an employee in a hotel who attends to the wants of guests in their rooms when summoned by bell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

Etymologies

bell +‎ boy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Blood was running so hard that I got frightened and I called the bellboy … he helped me make a bandage … I’m still wearing it in fact …” She presented her right index finger, wrapped up in a pink gummy strip.

    The 13 Culprits

  • He recovered sufficient consciousness to call a bellboy and told him that he wanted to go to the Townes Hospital, a famous institution for alcoholics, presided over by the late Dr. Silkworth, one of the greatest men in the field of alcoholism—now deceased but never to be forgotten.

    The Power of Positive Thinking

  • "God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done," said the great preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick.

    Rick Hamlin: Is It Okay to Pray for Material Things?

  • In a post of mine in October 2009 that I called 'Jazz means Democracy,' I wrote: 'It doesn't matter if you're old or young; man or woman; a billionaire or a bellboy; free or inside a prison; Muslim or Christian, or Jew.

    'Train' Out of Iran

  • So each man originally paid $10, but after the bellboy gave each man $1 back, each man paid $9. 9 x 3 = $27 plus the $2 the bellboy put in his pocket equals $29.

    Math problem?

  • After a little while the bellboy realized that there was a special on rooms that night and the price for the men's room should have been $25.

    Math problem?

  • Each man paid $10 to the bellboy and proceeded to their room.

    Math problem?

  • Norton Baskin, the owner, has instructed the bellboy to be on the lookout for the famed African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston and to take her up to his private apartment as soon as she arrives.

    Southern Soulmates

  • A world without bills and coins is coming—even for the pack of gum, the bellboy and the babysitter.

    Time for Cash to Cash Out?

  • When she opens the door, however, she faces the same bellboy who carried her bag up to her room.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red: "Face Up to the Facts"

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