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

Examples of bellman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bellman from Bell who became a bellwether in Bel-Air Pool always preferred the little guy over the big name. Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2024 After graduating from the University of New Orleans in 2011, Giz worked as a hotel bellman for 11 years. Millan Verma, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2024 Many hotel employees have been part of the strike, including cooks, room attendants, dishwashers, servers, bellmen, and front desk agents, according to the Associated Press. Dustin Nelson,, 2 Aug. 2023 Importantly, the bellman received a whopping tip and a note of recommendation from me. John Evans, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 At the front desk, a receptionist offers us hot apple cider spiked with rum, and a few minutes later a bellman in a stylish Stio jacket delivers our gear to our room. Gloria Liu, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 The unions represent housekeepers, bartenders, servers, bellmen and other hospitality workers in Las Vegas. Katherine Sayre, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 The strike will affect roughly 15,000 cooks, room attendants, dishwashers, servers, bellmen and front desk agents at hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2023 Unite Here Local 11 — which represents thousands of cooks, housekeepers, dishwashers, servers, bellmen and front desk agents in Los Angeles and Orange counties — has been urging hotels to agree to sweeping wage increases given how deeply the housing crisis affects workers. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023

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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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“Bellman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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