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[dawr-man, -muh n, dohr-]
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noun, plural door·men [dawr-men, -muh n, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌmɛn, -mən, ˈdoʊr-/.
  1. 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.
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Origin of doorman

First recorded in 1855–60; door + man1
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concierge, porter

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noun plural -men
  1. a man employed to attend the doors of certain buildings
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