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

Examples of bellhop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As delicious as a flaky croissant, the 90-room Hotel Motto is wedged into a 17th-century building and done up like an ode to Art Deco Paris, with a showpiece central staircase and a bellhop-and-cheetah mural in the lobby. Christian L. Wright, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 His father, Henry Dickerson, was a former bellhop who became an executive at the Cleveland Trust Company. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 Kendry opens the door to let in a Black bellhop before sitting on the arm of her husband’s chair to hear the rest of the story. Rebecca Carroll, Essence, 27 Oct. 2021 Fort-Whiteman eventually came, too, finding work as a bellhop and moonlighting as an actor in a Black theatre troupe. The New Yorker, 18 Oct. 2021 The fourth standalone residence will open this year in Marrakesh, featuring all the hallmarks of a luxury hotel including a concierge service, valet, driver, and a bellhop. Jennifer Leigh Parker, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Pepper was in a Hotel Theresa bellhop uniform, which Betty had stolen from the laundry two months ago. Colson Whitehead, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 Their board is their bellhop, whisking away their emotional baggage, if only for the duration of each swell. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 My grandfather worked as a bellhop at a downtown hotel on Michigan Avenue, while my grandmother, who had gone to beauty school, was doing hair out of a salon not far from the house on South Vernon. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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

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

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