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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Sam Geesaman, a bellman at the hotel in Bretton Woods, shot the photos after seeing the bear on the eastern veranda of the resort around 5 a.m. June 29, said Craig Clemmer, the hotel’s marketing director. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "Even this bear thinks the sunrise over Mount Washington is beautiful," 9 July 2019 As the two men struggled, the girls ran to the front desk for help, and a bellman, Geshuane Clarke, 27, hurried to the room. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "The Caribbean Resort, the Investment Banker and the Dead Handyman," 9 Aug. 2019 One arrives in one’s hotel room sweaty and confused, tormenting over the bellman’s tip, and feels almost obliged to rush out and see either the Louvre or Notre-Dame. Jay Mcinerney, Vogue, "Why, Oh Why Do I Love Paris? Jay McInerney Counted the Ways in a 1986 Story for Vogue, Republished Here in Solidarity With the French Capital, Where Notre-Dame Burned," 16 Apr. 2019 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 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

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First Known Use of bellman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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