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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
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; bell1 + hop1
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Examples 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

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.

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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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