from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person employed by a hotel to assist guests, as by carrying luggage and doing errands.
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- n. An employee of a hotel who carries guest's luggage and runs errands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
Probably short for bell-hopper.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)