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bellboy

[bel-boi] /ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a bellhop.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; bell1 + boy
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  • Outside one targeted hotel, a security guard and a bellboy scuffled with bombers intent on entering the hotel.
  • The old gentleman was found dead in his room this morning and appeared to have dropped while attempting to ring for a bellboy.
British Dictionary definitions for bellboy

bellboy

/ˈbɛlˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a man or boy employed in a hotel, club, etc, to carry luggage and answer calls for service; page; porter Also called (US and Canadian) bellhop
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Word Origin and History for bellboy
n.

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

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