Why was clemency trending last week?


[dawr-man, -muh n, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌmæn, -mən, ˈdoʊr-/
noun, plural doormen
[dawr-men, -muh n, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌmɛn, -mən, ˈdoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
the door attendant of an apartment house, nightclub, etc., who acts as doorkeeper and may perform minor services for entering and departing residents or guests.
Origin of doorman
1855-60; door + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for doorman
  • The reader learns how much a doorman makes in tips and how outrageous the requests made by celebrity guests and royalty can be.
  • Don't go telling every cab driver, doorman, and local tout your itinerary.
  • No longer are you standing outside the rope trying to catch the doorman's eye, waiting hungrily to be admitted.
  • The store's been closed for fifteen minutes, though a doorman and a clerk remain outside.
  • She also immediately terminated the security doorman who allowed the minors to enter.
  • Papers left with a neighbor or doorman are not served the right way.
British Dictionary definitions for doorman


/ˈdɔːˌmæn; -mən/
noun (pl) -men
a man employed to attend the doors of certain buildings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for doorman

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for doorman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with doorman

Nearby words for doorman