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 Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "DC repealed a ballot measure giving restaurant workers a raise.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 The only option for Career Day was taking students to hotels to shadow bellhops and maids. Mohammed Kloub, The Seattle Times, "Behind the Byline: Meet travel and outdoors writer Crystal Paul," 20 Sep. 2018 The new law will affect workers in the city beyond the restaurant industry, including hotel bellhops, parking lot attendants, pizza deliverers, hair stylists and others who receive gratuities. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "Initiative 77 tipping wars in D.C. moves from campaign to Council," 20 June 2018 The District and most states exempt workers who earn tips from the standard minimum wage — allowing employers to pay servers, bartenders, bellhops and others just a few dollars an hour, on the assumption that gratuities will pump up their pay. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Tipping the pay scales: Initiative 77 could dramatically alter D.C. restaurant culture," 16 June 2018 Bellhop at the hotel Just like skycaps, pay a bellhop $2 for the first bag and $1 per each additional bag. Zachary Hansen, USA TODAY, "Tipping tips: A cheat sheet to leaving gratuities," 22 June 2018 In 1936, Pierre, my father, landed a tiny speaking role as a bellhop in the Oscar-winning drama Dodsworth, directed by William Wyler and starring Walter Huston. Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 Ransom Beatty, a bellhop at the Hamilton Hotel in downtown Washington, earns $10.50 an hour before tips. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "Initiative 77 tipping wars in D.C. moves from campaign to Council," 20 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of bellhop

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


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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