doorman

noun
door·​man | \ -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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Synonyms for doorman

Synonyms

doorkeeper, gatekeeper, janitor, porter [chiefly British]

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Examples of doorman in a Sentence

we tipped the hotel doorman for getting us a cab

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Listing broker William Raveis Real Estate A 1,079-square-foot condo with southern exposure, an open kitchen with granite counters, and a master bedroom with an en suite bath, in a doorman building with a gym. New York Times, "Homes That Sold for Around $1,500,000," 8 July 2018 Many such dwellings are run like regular apartment buildings, with doormen and residents paying monthly fees. Peter Prengaman And Sarah Dilorenzo, chicagotribune.com, "Sao Paulo high rise collapses after fire; at least 1 dead," 1 May 2018 Many such dwellings are run like regular apartment buildings, with doormen and residents paying monthly fees. Washington Post, "‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead," 1 May 2018 Many such dwellings are run like regular apartment buildings, with doormen and residents paying monthly fees and utility bills. BostonGlobe.com, "Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead," 1 May 2018 Ditto tips for hotel housekeepers, doormen, valets, baristas, and the like. Town & Country, "Is This the End of Cash?," 28 Jan. 2019 For Otis, the five goals set by his mother included greeting the doorman, getting dressed in the morning with three prompts or fewer, being able to do five to six dance moves, walking 10 blocks without difficulty and trying three new foods. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "A Lab Tests Playing to Help Children With Autism," 26 Nov. 2018 The site noted that the AP was among a group of publications that had been investigating the ex-doorman’s tip. Jake Pearson And Jeff Horwitz, BostonGlobe.com, "National Enquirer bought Trump doorman’s silence," 12 Apr. 2018 Emil Jannings is the hotel doorman whose life is ruined when he is shunted to semiretirement as a lavatory attendant and his beautiful uniform is taken away from him. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Architecture / Film / Foreign / On Video Check in, then check out these five iconic hotel movies," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of doorman

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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doorman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doorman

: 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

noun
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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