Definitions

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

  • n. A bellhop.
  • n. A town crier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A town crier
  • n. A bellhop or bellboy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who rings a bell; specifically, one employed to cry public notices and call attention by ringing a bell; a town crier.
  • n. Formerly, a night-watchman, part of whose duty it was to call out the hours, the state of the weather, and other information, as he passed.

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 +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

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