doorman

noun door·man \ -ˌman , -mən \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of doorman

circa 1897

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doorman Synonyms

Synonyms

doorkeeper, gatekeeper;


DOORMAN Defined for English Language Learners

doorman

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

noun door·man \ ˈdȯr-ˌman , -mən \

Definition of doorman for Students

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


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