[dawr-man, -muh n, dohr-]
- the door attendant of an apartment house, nightclub, etc., who acts as doorkeeper and may perform minor services for entering and departing residents or guests.
Origin of doorman
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Examples from the Web for doorman
A doorman at the Ritz-Carlton took to serving him carrots on a silver tray.Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse
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Sure, they got an invite, and paid the $20.16 required to get past the doorman, but Hillary Clinton?The Weirdest Pro-Hillary Party Yet
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"Walter Gropius," I say to the doorman who looks a bit like Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad.The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires
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Singh worked as a doorman in a local hotel and Kaur was a waitress.Iranian Found In Venice Lagoon, Alleged Victim Of Botched Sex Game
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The doorman apparently did not think to question what was so clearly a dad with his toddler son.Dmitriy Kanarikov Kills Himself, Son in Fall From New York City Tower
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He made a gesture toward the doorman, and added: "Take 'em back!"
He pressed the button on his desk, and, as the doorman appeared, addressed that functionary.
He pressed the button-call, and ordered the doorman to send in Cassidy.
“If any one rings me up, get the name,” he ordered the doorman.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Carruthers nodded to the doorman and they were admitted into a marble hallway.
- a man employed to attend the doors of certain buildings
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