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[bel-hop] /ˈbɛlˌhɒp/
a person who is employed, especially by a hotel, to carry guests' luggage, run errands, etc.
verb (used without object), bellhopped, bellhopping.
Also, bell-hop. to work as a bellhop.
Origin of bellhop
1895-1900, Americanism; bell1 + hop1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bellhop
  • Don't look for a sign, or for that matter a lobby or a bellhop angling for a tip.
  • Imagine a bellhop getting derided by his boss for not being discourteous enough.
  • In one of the exercises, you're encouraged to argue with a bellhop who tries to cheat you out of your change.
  • If you'd rather not pay a tip, do not allow the bellhop to deliver your luggage to your room.
  • The hotel also offers bellhop service, an exercise room and an on-site restaurant.
  • Count the number of bags the bellhop will be bringing to your room.
  • Almost from her arrival she is pursued by a bellhop who interprets her every rebuff as a coy invitation.
  • The bellhop that drives them down on the elevator carries a switch.
  • The bellhop would want it, the waitress would want it.
  • View of bellhop in uniform standing to the left of the elevator entrance.
British Dictionary definitions for bellhop


(US & Canadian) another name for bellboy
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Word Origin and History for bellhop

also bell-hop, by 1906, American English, shortening of slang bellhopper (1899), from bell (n.) + hop (v.). The notion is one who "hops" into action when the bell is rung.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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seagoing bellhop

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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