bell·​man | \ ˈbel-mən How to pronounce bellman (audio) \

Definition of bellman

1 : a man (such as a town crier) who rings a bell
2 : bellhop

Examples of bellman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rest assured, the bellman is not sticking a cotton tip up your nose. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 The guns were discovered by a bellman who carried the heavy tennis bag containing the weapons to the man’s room. Gabrielle Russon,, 30 Dec. 2020 Uncle Robert West was a bellman at a top hotel in town. Marc Myers, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2020 At a press conference last week, a bellman at The Signature at MGM Grand hotel spoke about falling ill in June. Fortune, 6 July 2020 The hotel staff now sports masks, white gloves, and buttons with their pictures for a dose of humanity—and all luggage is disinfected before the bellman delivers it to the room. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 June 2020 Bellagio bellman Greg Barlow went back to work at 7 a.m. for the first time since March. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, 4 June 2020 The Resort at Paws Up, which remained open this spring, offers private transfers from the airport, including the option of leaving a Lexus along with directions to the resort or being led by a bellman in a separate vehicle. Jill K. Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2020 The show began on a retro note, with an actor dressed as bellman placing a dusty old copy of Hotel California on a turntable and placing a needle on the vinyl. Dallas News, 1 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bellman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bellman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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