bell·​man ˈbel-mən How to pronounce bellman (audio)
: a man (such as a town crier) who rings a bell

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Monteith drove guests to scenic float trips on the nearby Snake River, and later worked as a bellman. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2022 So said the Moon Palace bellman who helped me to my room on arrival. Baz Dreisinger, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Herbert Daluz, bellman, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley; Toria Estwick-Hinds, housekeeping floor supervisor, Sandy Lane Hotel. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The 52-year-old Brit, who has spent a career looking after rock stars and A-list actors, left home at the age of 15 and started working as a bellman in a hotel in Worcestershire, England. Fortune, 5 Mar. 2022 Her husband, Richard, worked as a bellman at the Hotel Portland downtown. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bellman was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bellman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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