door·​man | \ ˈdȯr-ˌman How to pronounce doorman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of doorman

: a usually uniformed attendant at the door of a building (such as a hotel or apartment building)

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Examples of doorman in a Sentence

we tipped the hotel doorman for getting us a cab
Recent Examples on the Web The few people who are named here are primarily the dead, or caregivers, and those in service: the beloved doorman is Ray. Elissa Altman,, 29 July 2022 The unit is located at 508 West 24th, a ten-story condominium building with a full-time doorman, great security system, fitness room, storage, bike room, and common courtyard with gas grills. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Access to the bar will be available through the restaurant during operating hours, otherwise patrons will go to a side door, where a doorman will ask for the password. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2022 The doorman is being asked to be in two places at once, an impossible task, and one that creates a safety hazard when the lobby is left unattended. New York Times, 4 Dec. 2021 The West Village building also includes a high-end fitness center, a full-time doorman and concierge, as well as dining service available from Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Perry St restaurant downstairs. Shafiq Najib,, 21 June 2022 In terms of amenities, the full-service condo comes complete with a high-tech fitness center, a 24-hour doorman and a concierge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 Building amenities include a fitness center, a 24-hour doorman, and a concierge. The Week Staff, The Week, 1 June 2021 Everyone around town seemed to know him, and greeted him by name; a doorman at the Carlyle would welcome him in, and the hostess at the hotel bar would usher him to a table. Lauren Markham, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doorman

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doorman was circa 1897

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11 Aug 2022

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“Doorman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for doorman


door·​man | \ ˈdȯr-ˌman How to pronounce doorman (audio) , -mən \
plural doormen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of doorman

: a person whose job is to help people at the door of a building

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