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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.]


(Professions) US and Canadian another name for bellboy



a person who is employed, esp. by a hotel, to carry guests' luggage and run errands.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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


[ˈbelhɒp] N (US) → botones m inv
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