bellhop
noun Etymology: short for bell-hopper Date: 1910 a hotel or club employee who escorts guests to rooms, assists them with luggage, and runs errands

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  • bellhop — (n.) also bell hop, by 1906, Amer.Eng., shortening of slang bellhopper (1899), from BELL (Cf. bell) (n.) + HOP (Cf. hop) (v.). The notion is one who hops into action when the bell is rung …   Etymology dictionary

  • bellhop — ☆ bellhop [bel′häp΄ ] n. a person employed by a hotel, club, etc. to carry luggage and do errands …   English World dictionary

  • Bellhop — A bellhop, also bellboy (Audio|En us bellboy.ogg|pronunciation) or bellman, is a hotel porter, who helps patrons with their luggage while checking in or out.They often wear a uniform (see Bell boy hat), like certain other page boys or doormen.The …   Wikipedia

  • bellhop — UK [ˈbelˌhɒp] / US [ˈbelˌhɑp] noun [countable] Word forms bellhop : singular bellhop plural bellhops tourism American a bellboy …   English dictionary

  • bellhop — /bel hop /, n., v., bellhopped, bellhopping. n. 1. a person who is employed, esp. by a hotel, to carry guests luggage, run errands, etc. v.i. 2. Also, bell hop. to work as a bellhop. [1895 1900, Amer.; BELL1 + HOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bellhop — noun An employee of a hotel who carries guests luggage and runs errands …   Wiktionary

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

  • bellhop — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. steward, porter, bellboy, bellman, messenger, attendant; see also assistant …   English dictionary for students

  • bellhop — bell|hop [ˈbelhɔp US ha:p] n especially AmE a young man who carries bags, takes messages etc in a hotel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bellhop — bell|hop [ bel,hap ] noun count AMERICAN a person whose job is to carry people s bags to their room in a hotel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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