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A person employed by a hotel to assist guests, as by carrying luggage and doing errands.

[Probably short for bell-hopper.]
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(Professions) US and Canadian another name for bellboy
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a person who is employed, esp. by a hotel, to carry guests' luggage and run errands.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellhop - someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotelsbellhop - someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
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[ˈbelhɒp] N (US) → botones m inv
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References in classic literature ?
d'ye hear, bell-boy? Strike the bell eight, thou Pip!
Bang it, bell-boy! Rig it, dig it, stig it, quig it, bell-boy; Make fire-flies; break the jinglers!
Jim Beaumont, a one-time bell-boy in Liverpool who has been going to Aintree since he was three, and independent financial adviser Douglas Pryde, sprang a huge surprise when Auroras Encore triumphed at 66-1 in 2013.
In Bainbridge's novel, she has him working as a bell-boy at the Adelphi, where Alois played the violin.
CHRIS COLEMAN says Wales are now being taken seriously - and claims he is no longer treated like "the bell-boy" by fellow coaches.
From the traditional Ardha dance and the amazing balancing acts of the famed"Snoopy," a finalist on Arabs Got Talent, to the amusing mini- titled Mr Dropsy and the Bell-Boy. Shows will rotate among Hyatt Plaza, City Centre Doha, Ezdan Mall, Lagoona Mall, Al Khor Mall, and Dar Al Salam Mall between 4.00pm and 10.00pm.
Williams went on to perform the catchy record, this time ditching his famous mountain hat, swapping it instead for a bell-boy hat.
''Thank you, God,'' Pharrell, in a bell-boy hat, said at the end of the performance.
It was my first year at Chelsea and I was only 17, so I imagine the hotel manager thought I was a bell-boy when he came across me looking lost in his reception.
Brought up in Garston and Speke, the former Adelphi bell-boy achieved his long-held dream of winning the world's greatest steeplechase with the Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore 12 months ago.
Events will include the European premiere of Sir David Jason's directorial film debut, All The Way Up, about a businessman whose life changes when he meets a hotel bell-boy.
On approaching a nudist camp, Blanche is confronted by the naked bell-boy, who wants to know where to put a certain object.