[ bel-hop ]
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  1. a person who is employed, especially by a hotel, to carry guests' luggage, run errands, etc.

verb (used without object),bell·hopped, bell·hop·ping.
  1. Also bell-hop . to work as a bellhop.

Origin of bellhop

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; bell1 + hop1

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

How to use bellhop in a sentence

  • Guccio was inspired to create his business after a stint working as a bellhop at The Savoy Hotel in London and a gig working for an upscale train travel company.

  • The bellhop gave us a knowing leer as we registered separately, but I was content to let him think what he wanted.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • The cherubic scout had obeyed orders and made himself bellhop size, large size.

    Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
  • Now, I guess you could get a job as bellhop all right, though I dont know whether Joes strong enough to work yet.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Being a bellhop isnt just the job Id pick out for you, or any boy, if I had the choosing.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The cab drove off and Malone hailed the doorman, who equipped them with a robot bellhop and sent them upstairs to their rooms.

    Out Like a Light | Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for bellhop


/ (ˈbɛlˌhɒp) /

  1. US and Canadian another name for bellboy

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