Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bellhop.
  • noun A town crier.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man who rings a bell; specifically, one employed to cry public notices and call attention by ringing a bell; a town crier.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A town crier
  • noun A bellhop or bellboy

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

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

Etymologies

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bell +‎ -man

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