bellboy
bellboy ellboy n. someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels.

Syn: bellman, bellhop. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bellboy — from BELL (Cf. bell) (n.) + BOY (Cf. boy); originally (1851) a ship s bell ringer, later (1861) a hotel page …   Etymology dictionary

  • bellboy — (also bellhop) ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a porter in a hotel or club …   English terms dictionary

  • bellboy — ☆ bellboy [bel′boi΄ ] n. BELLHOP …   English World dictionary

  • bellboy — UK [ˈbelˌbɔɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bellboy : singular bellboy plural bellboys tourism a man whose job is to carry people s bags to their room in a hotel …   English dictionary

  • bellboy — [[t]be̱lbɔɪ[/t]] bellboys N COUNT A bellboy is a man or boy who works in a hotel, carrying bags or bringing things to the guests rooms. Syn: bellhop …   English dictionary

  • bellboy — noun Date: 1861 bellhop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bellboy — /bel boy /, n. a bellhop. [1830 40, Amer.; BELL1 + BOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bellboy — noun A male worker, usually at a hotel, who carries luggage and runs errands. Syn: bellhop, bellman …   Wiktionary

  • bellboy — Synonyms and related words: Ganymede, Hebe, airline hostess, airline stewardess, attendant, batman, bellhop, bellman, bootblack, boots, cabin boy, caddie, callboy, caller, chore boy, copyboy, cupbearer, errand boy, errand girl, footboy, gofer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bellboy — bell|boy [ˈbelbɔı] n especially BrE a young man who carries bags, takes messages etc in a hotel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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