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bellboy

[ bel-boi ]
/ ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ /
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noun

a bellhop.

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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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