bell hopping

bellhop

[bel-hop]
noun
1.
a person who is employed, especially by a hotel, to carry guests' luggage, run errands, etc.
verb (used without object), bellhopped, bellhopping.
2.
Also, bell-hop. to work as a bellhop.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; bell1 + hop1

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bellhop (ˈbɛlˌhɒp)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) another name for bellboy

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bellhop
1910, Amer.Eng., shortening of bellhopper (1900), from bell + hop (v.). The notion is one who "hops" into action when the bell is rung.
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