noun Date: circa 1897 a usually uniformed attendant at the door of a building (as a hotel or apartment building)

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  • doorman — n. someone who guards the entrance to a building. Syn: doorkeeper, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doorman — UK US /ˈdɔːmən/ noun [C] (plural doormen) ► a person whose job is to stand at the door of a hotel or public building and allow people to go in or out, open car doors, etc.: »Doormen catch many fake ID holders by making them sign their name or… …   Financial and business terms

  • doorman — ► NOUN ▪ a man who is on duty at the entrance to a large building …   English terms dictionary

  • doorman — [dôr′man΄, dôrmən] n. pl. doormen [dôr′men΄, dôr′mən] a person whose work is opening the door of a building for those who enter or leave, hailing taxicabs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Doorman — Büste von Karel Doorman in Rotterdam Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman (* 23. April 1889 in Utrecht; † 27. Februar 1942 in der Javasee) war ein niederländischer Konteradmiral (niederländisch: schout bij nacht). Leben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Doorman — A doorman, also known as doorkeeper, is someone who is posted at, and often guards, a door, or by extension another entrance (specific similar terms exist, e.g. Gatekeeper, Hall porter) Specific uses include: Doorman (profession) Bouncer… …   Wikipedia

  • doorman — UK [ˈdɔː(r)mən] / US [ˈdɔrmən] noun [countable] Word forms doorman : singular doorman plural doormen UK [ˈdɔː(r)mən] / US [ˈdɔrmən] someone whose job is to be in charge of the main entrance of a building, such as a hotel or a block of flats, and… …   English dictionary

  • Doorman — Videur Un videur (plus formellement nommé physionomiste), aussi appelé portier ou doorman, est typiquement un homme vigoureux chargé d expulser les personnes indésirables dans certains lieux publics (établissements de nuit, cabarets, bals,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • doorman — [[t]dɔ͟ː(r)mən[/t]] doormen N COUNT A doorman is a person whose job is to stay by the main entrance of a large building, and help people visiting the building …   English dictionary

  • doorman — /dawr man , meuhn, dohr /, n., pl. doormen / men , meuhn/. the door attendant of an apartment house, night club, etc., who acts as doorkeeper and performs minor services for entering and departing residents or guests. [1855 60; DOOR + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

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