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

First Known Use of bellhop

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bellhop

short for bell-hopper

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bellhop

Statistics for bellhop

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bellhop

The first known use of bellhop was in 1897

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bellhop

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on bellhop

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bellhop

Spanish Central: Translation of bellhop

Nglish: Translation of bellhop for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bellhop for Arabic Speakers

Comments on bellhop

What made you want to look up bellhop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!