doorman

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noun door·man \-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of doorman

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

Examples of doorman in a sentence

  1. <we tipped the hotel doorman for getting us a cab>

Circa 1897

First Known Use of doorman

circa 1897


DOORMAN Defined for English Language Learners

doorman

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noun door·man \-ˌman, -mən\

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

doorman

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noun door·man \ˈdȯr-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of doorman for Students

plural

doormen

\-ˌmen\
  1. :  a person whose job is to help people at the door of a building



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