bellman

noun
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

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Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Eagle and young fox battle midair for dinner -- eagle wins: Watch the dramatic video," 23 May 2018 In sum, here's the short list: the doorman, bellman, valet, food and beverage staff, shuttle drivers, housekeepers, and concierge staff. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Are You Tipping Enough During Your Hotel Stay?," 12 Dec. 2018 There is no Aspen-like A-frame lodge, nor a half-moon driveway where the bellman will meet you with a luggage trolley. Candice Rainey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Colorado Ranch Retreat That Gives You a Real Taste of Cowboy Life," 20 July 2018 Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Eagle and young fox battle midair for dinner -- eagle wins: Watch the dramatic video," 23 May 2018 Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Regina Garcia Cano, USA TODAY, "Las Vegas casino workers could strike for the first time in more than 3 decades," 23 May 2018 Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Eagle and young fox battle midair for dinner -- eagle wins: Watch the dramatic video," 23 May 2018 Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Regina Garcia Cano, USA TODAY, "Las Vegas casino workers could strike for the first time in more than 3 decades," 23 May 2018 Don Leadbeter, a bellman at the MGM Grand, has worked at Las Vegas casino-hotels for more than four decades and participated in previous strike votes. Washington Post, "‘Wake-up call’: Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of bellman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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