Meaning of “doorman” in the English Dictionary

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"doorman" in British English

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doormannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.mən/ us /ˈdɔːr.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

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  • A doorman stopped him and asked him what he wanted. 
  • I'll give the doorman the word to pass you in. 
  • She said something in the doorman's ear, and he let her pass. 
  • The doorman informed him they had all gone home. 
  • When we reached the White House, I asked the doorman if the President had arrived. 

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

"doorman" in American English

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doormannoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɔr·mən, ˈdoʊr-, -ˌmæn/ plural -men /ˈdɔr·mən, ˈdoʊr-, -ˌmen/

a person whose job is to stand by the door of a hotel or public building and let people in or out, open their car doors, etc.

(Definition of “doorman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"doorman" in Business English

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doormannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔːmən/ us plural doormen

a person whose job is to stand at the door of a hotel or public building and allow people to go in or out, open car doors, etc.:

Doormen catch many fake ID holders by making them sign their name or asking their birth date to compare with what's on the ID.

(Definition of “doorman” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)