Meaning of “bellboy” in the English Dictionary


"bellboy" in English

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bellboynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbel.bɔɪ/ us /ˈbel.bɔɪ/ US also bellhop

Examples from literature

  • A bellboy of the hotel had brought up a large cardboard box which had arrived by post. 
  • A bellboy with a telegram interrupted the startling new train of thought which that conclusion had started. 
  • He sent a bellboy to awaken Gordon, and presently the lad came back with word that he could get no answer to his knocks. 
  • She nodded politely as she moved away, following the bellboy who had the key of her rooms, and as she reached the lift, something made her glance back. 
  • The menial in question was a uniformed bellboy winding in and out among tables and paging some elusive guest. 

(Definition of “bellboy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)