[ bel-boi ]
See synonyms for bellboy on
  1. a bellhop.

Origin of bellboy

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

Words Nearby bellboy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bellboy in a sentence

  • A bellboy saw Merry and hastened to notify him that he was wanted at the desk.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit | Burt L. Standish
  • He is a Harvard man, but he worked his way through school and one of his jobs was bellboy in a hotel.

    The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
  • The surprised clerk stepped back on a bellboy, and covertly kicked him for being in the way.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
  • At the bellboy's tap, the door swung open and the liveried servant thrust a cardtray before the Angel.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
  • At that the bellboy went away laughing very heartily, but Vi could not understand why.

British Dictionary definitions for bellboy


/ (ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ) /

  1. a man or boy employed in a hotel, club, etc, to carry luggage and answer calls for service; page; porter: Also called (US and Canadian): bellhop

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