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bellhop

[bel-hop] /ˈbɛlˌhɒp/
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 of bellhop
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; bell1 + hop1
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  • The bellhop gave us a knowing leer as we registered separately, but I was content to let him think what he wanted.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • I saw her register, I went with her and the bellhop to her room, Number 913, and saw her installed.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • Being a bellhop isnt just the job Id pick out for you, or any boy, if I had the choosing.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The bellhop waved at them and they cawed at her and flew off.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • A young man who doubled as bellhop and elevator operator took Candron up to the third floor.

    What The Left Hand Was Doing Gordon Randall Garrett
  • She stared gape-jawed at this until the bellhop gently tugged at her elbow, giving her a dazzling smile.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • While here I was to telephone once or twice, also to call a bellhop and see him.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Did any one here see Mr Pollard in his room, the detective asked in desperation, and to his surprise a bellhop piped out, I did.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Then the bellhop escorted me to 1224 and left me for the night.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • Thus girded, she consulted with her bellhop some more and laid out an itinerary.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for bellhop

bellhop

/ˈbɛlˌhɒp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) another name for bellboy
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Word Origin and History for bellhop
n.

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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Slang definitions & phrases for bellhop

bellhop

Related Terms

seagoing bellhop

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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