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doorman

noun door·man \-ˌman, -mən\

: a person (especially a man) whose job is to stand next to the main door of a building (such as a hotel or apartment building) and help people by opening the door, calling taxis, etc.

Full Definition of DOORMAN

:  a usually uniformed attendant at the door of a building (as a hotel or apartment building)

Examples of DOORMAN

  1. <we tipped the hotel doorman for getting us a cab>

First Known Use of DOORMAN

circa 1897

Related to DOORMAN

Synonyms
doorkeeper, gatekeeper, janitor, porter [chiefly British]
DOORMAN Defined for Kids

doorman

noun door·man \ˈdr-ˌman, -mən\
plural door·men \-ˌmen\

Definition of DOORMAN for Kids

:  a person whose job is to help people at the door of a building

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