bell·​boy | \ˈbel-ˌbȯi \

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In the finale, Melrose enters the ring on the shoulders of two shirtless bellboys. Judy Berman, New York Times, "What to Remember Before ‘GLOW’ Comes Back for Season 2," 25 June 2018 And this is with the bellboy and all of the luggage. Fox News, "Rep. Sean Duffy on McCabe's firing: Swamp is being drained," 23 Mar. 2018 Haskell met Sherman and Chandler as a teen working as a bellboy at the Mission Inn in Riverside. Kathleen Luppi,, "Hidden treasures in Sherman Library & Gardens will be displayed at open house," 15 Mar. 2018 Hospitality consultant Dean Minett says successful hotels in 2020 will have robot bellboys that check in your bags. Kevin Maney, Newsweek, "By 2020, We’ll Have Flying Cars and Robot Bellboys—Along With Crippling Depression and Unemployment," 24 Jan. 2018 The men worked as Pullman porters, railroad workers, construction workers, waiters and bellboys. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Historic African American neighborhood evolved into San Antonio’s East Side," 14 Dec. 2017 Einstein gave the scribbled message to a bellboy in lieu of a tip during a tour of Japan in 1922. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "Einstein's Handwritten Note to a Bellboy Just Sold For $1.3 Million," 25 Oct. 2017 That note, along with a second written to the same bellboy, was auctioned off in Israel yesterday. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Brainstorm Health: Brainstorm Health Anniversary, CRISPR Bacon, GSK Earnings, Anthem Profit Beat," 25 Oct. 2017 When Stephen Paddock pulled his car up to the wide circular driveway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a half-dozen bellboys and valets were likely to be there to help. Ken Belson, John Eligon And Jennifer Medina, New York Times, "At Casino Hotels, Welcome for Guests Makes Security Difficult," 4 Oct. 2017

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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