bellboy

noun

bell·​boy ˈbel-ˌbȯi How to pronounce bellboy (audio)

Examples of bellboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The captain was not pleased that a teenage bellboy had smuggled a cheetah onto his ship, but the audience loved it. Chris Jones, The Atlantic, 13 Oct. 2022 During one performance, when actor Max Christian Pink was escorting her away from her father and toward safety, her hair got caught in one of the many buttons on Pink's bellboy uniform. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 14 Dec. 2022 Roy was five years younger and hungry for adventure, having abandoned school and an equally unhappy childhood to work as a bellboy at sea. Chris Jones, The Atlantic, 13 Oct. 2022 There are other smart musical concepts, including a constantly dancing bellboy and a lively ensemble of down-and-out Hollywood Boulevard denizens. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 28 Apr. 2022 Once a bellboy at the Savoy Hotel in London, Guccio was inspired by the luxurious luggage of the upper-class guests to craft his own leather bags. Robert Daniels, Vulture, 25 Nov. 2021 The business’ original emblem was a bellboy carrying luggage under one arm and a traveling bag under the other. Robert Daniels, Vulture, 25 Nov. 2021 The bellboy knocks on their door, takes the tray, and leaves. Sophie Calle, Harper's Magazine, 16 Feb. 2011 The bellboys will drive you anywhere at any hour of the night. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bellboy was in 1857

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“Bellboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bellboy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bellboy

noun
bell·​boy ˈbel-ˌbȯi How to pronounce bellboy (audio)

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