Definition of doorman
: a usually uniformed attendant at the door of a building (such as a hotel or apartment building)
Examples of doorman in a Sentence
we tipped the hotel doorman for getting us a cab
Recent Examples of doorman from the Web
GETTING IN A hefty doorman consults guest lists and appraises intrigued passers-by.
One is a doorman at a luxury apartment building named Eddie (Frank Harts), who's comfortable in the motions that are required of him.
After more than a year together, Meredith opened the door one weekend to find her doorman with the first clue to a scavenger hunt that led her to an engagement ring and a proposal from Dave.
At Congress an aide says the plenary is closed because the doormen and other staff didn’t show up to work.
The doorman marched me around back to the service entrance.
Marquez had worked since 2012 as a doorman at Morgan’s Tavern in Riverside, getting around by bicycle, but his California security guard license expired in 2014.
An intense snowstorm that blew in Thursday blanketed New York City with about 9 inches of snow and took the life of an Upper East Side doorman.
Just south of Mr. Koeppel’s condo, at three neighboring buildings that are largely rentals, residents are attempting to have Mr. Trump’s name removed from the properties, the doormen’s uniforms and the lobby floor mats.
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First Known Use of doorman
DOORMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doorman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) whose job is to stand next to the main door of a building (such as a hotel or apartment building) and help people by opening the door, calling taxis, etc.
DOORMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of doorman for Students
: a person whose job is to help people at the door of a building
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