noun, plural or·der·lies.
Examples from the Web for orderlies
"When addressing Mr. Shackleton, call him 'lieutenant,' not 'officer,'" murmured one of the orderlies in her ear.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks|H. Irving Hancock
Of the orderlies holding our horses I don't think one turned his head round.Tales Of Hearsay|Joseph Conrad
The nurse called the doctor and two orderlies, and they carried him into the operating-room.Kindred of the Dust|Peter B. Kyne
On the morning of battle the doctors, nurses, and orderlies waited for their patients and said, "Now we shan't be long!"Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
Then he jumped out of bed like a wild man—it took two orderlies and an engineer to get him back under the covers.Possessed|Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for orderlies
noun plural -lies
Word Origin and History for orderlies (1 of 3)
"military attendant who carries orders," 1781, short for orderly corporal, etc. Extended 1809 to an attendant at a hospital (originally a military hospital) charged with keeping things in order and clean. See orderly (adj.).