bell boy

bellboy

[bel-boi]
noun
a bellhop.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; bell1 + boy

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bellboy (ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ)
 
n
Also called (US and Canadian): bellhop a man or boy employed in a hotel, club, etc, to carry luggage and answer calls for service; page; porter

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bellboy
from bell + boy; originally (1851) a ship's bell-ringer, later (1861) a hotel page.
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