bellhop

noun
bell·​hop | \ ˈbel-ˌhäp How to pronounce bellhop (audio) \

Definition of bellhop

: a hotel or club employee who escorts guests to rooms, assists them with luggage, and runs errands

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This has traditionally included restaurant servers, bartenders, valets, and bellhops. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "The House just passed a $15 minimum wage. It would be the first increase in a decade.," 18 July 2019 This has traditionally included restaurant servers, bartenders, valets, and bellhops. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "The House just passed a $15 minimum wage. It would be the first increase in a decade.," 18 July 2019 This has traditionally included restaurant servers, bartenders, valets, and bellhops. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "The House just passed a $15 minimum wage. It would be the first increase in a decade.," 18 July 2019 And the bellhop and taxi driver, while delightful to talk to, are still slugging it out in the workforce. Nancy Tengler, USA TODAY, "3 things to watch when you're buying stocks for the long term," 14 June 2019 Plus, have a few euros handy for bellhops, housekeepers, and room service. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Right Way to Tip All Over the World," 22 May 2019 Westin Seattle bellhop Andy Huang said some technology introduced over the past year has brought confusion, not efficiency. Melissa Hellmann, The Seattle Times, "As Seattle’s new hotels roll out automation to serve guests, workers worry," 18 May 2019 This has traditionally included restaurant servers, bartenders, valets, and bellhops. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "DC repealed a ballot measure giving restaurant workers a raise. But it might be back.," 12 Dec. 2018 At Cartier, miniature mannequins dressed in Cartier uniforms topped with red bellhop caps are struggling to deliver stacks of tiny crimson boxes. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Mr. and Mr. Polar Bear, Karaoke, and the Grinch: A Closer Look at the Holiday Windows," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bellhop

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bellhop

short for bell-hopper

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The first known use of bellhop was in 1897

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bellhop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bellhop

chiefly US : a boy or man who takes hotel guests to their rooms, carries luggage, etc.

bellhop

noun
bell·​hop | \ ˈbel-ˌhäp How to pronounce bellhop (audio) \

Kids Definition of bellhop

: a hotel or club employee who takes guests to rooms, moves luggage, and runs errands

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