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

Definition of bellman

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

Examples of bellman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Uncle Robert West was a bellman at a top hotel in town. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Eddie Floyd Doesn’t Sing for Himself. ‘I Sing for You’," 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, "The great workplace testing dilemma—Why some companies are screening employees for COVID-19, while others have opted out," 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, "Post-Lockdown, Istanbul's Residents Are Embracing Empty Palaces and Sunset Dance Parties," 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, "Las Vegas Strip reopening scenes: Bellagio fountains return to cries of 'that was awesome!'," 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, "What Luxury Hotels Stays Will Be Like After Coronavirus, From Check-in to Check-out," 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, "Four decades after ‘Hotel California,’ the Eagles played it live at American Airlines Center," 1 Mar. 2020 To deal with the pay thing, McCray worked as a bellman at Westgate Resorts in Florida. Scott Patsko,, "Justin McCray is a Browns offensive lineman because his brother wanted to take a chance," 3 Sep. 2019 Housekeepers, cooks, bellmen, banquet servers, and front desk agents at the Battery Wharf Hotel went on strike Thursday morning. USA TODAY, "Rare elephant calf, two-headed rattlesnake, another quake off Oregon: News from around our 50 states," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bellman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Oct 2020

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“Bellman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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