[ dawr-man, -muh n, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌmæn, -mən, ˈdoʊr- /

noun, plural door·men [dawr-men, -muh n, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌmɛn, -mən, ˈdoʊr-/.

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

First recorded in 1855–60; door + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doorman


/ (ˈdɔːˌmæn, -mən) /

noun plural -men

a man employed to attend the doors of certain buildings
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