bellboy

[ bel-boi ]
/ ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ /

noun

a bellhop.

Nearby words

  1. bellary,
  2. bellatrix,
  3. bellay,
  4. bellay, du,
  5. bellbird,
  6. belle,
  7. belle glade,
  8. belle indifférence,
  9. belle isle,
  10. belle isle, strait of

Origin of bellboy

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; bell1 + boy

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British Dictionary definitions for bellboy

bellboy

/ (ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ) /

noun

a man or boy employed in a hotel, club, etc, to carry luggage and answer calls for service; page; porterAlso called (US and Canadian): bellhop
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Word Origin and History for bellboy

bellboy

n.

from bell (n.) + boy; originally (1851) a ship's bell-ringer, later (1861) a hotel page.

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