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 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 Joe Lannin, former Adams House bellhop and Red Sox owner, albeit too much of a fan, was 62. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 5 Mar. 2021 That said, Delaney and Patsy Ferran, who plays the quirky bellhop Joy, are among the highlights. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Or the bellhop, or registering, or how the curtains looked? David L. Ulin, Harper's Magazine, 24 Nov. 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has pummeled the economy of the Orlando metro area, where legions of theme-park attendants, waiters, maids and bellhops rely on the 75 million visitors a year who produce $75 billion in revenue. Alex Leary And Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, 15 May 2020

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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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20 Sep 2021

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“Bellhop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bellhop

: 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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