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

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Recent Examples on the Web Its cast of characters includes bellboys, chefs, managers, hotel owners and lawyers. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘The Plaza’ Review: Potemkin Village on the Park," 20 June 2019 The bellboys will drive you anywhere at any hour of the night. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Stories of IRL Eloise: People Who Live in Hotels," 30 Nov. 2018 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

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Bellboy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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