bellboy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bellboy someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bellboy A boy who answers a bell; specifically, an employee in a hotel who attends to the wants of guests in their rooms when summoned by bell.
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Usage

In literature:

Why does a bellboy always try to get two quarts of water into a quart pitcher?
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
The bellboys still nodded on their benches.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
Grace was unable to hear what she said to him, but the man nodded, and handed the card to a bellboy.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
A moment later the bellboy returned, accompanied by a spare but sinuously built man of medium height.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
On the next afternoon I heard a woman's voice in an altercation with the bellboy.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
A bellboy stood there with a note.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
He commenced laughing, and told a bellboy to show me up to a room.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
When the giant Titanic met her fate, fifty little bellboys went down with her to the bottom of the sea.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
Bellboys in green uniforms and brass buttons darted to and fro.
"Behind the Green Door" by Mildred A. Wirt
The door closed behind the bellboy.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
From the lake front rose shouting and along the road came one of the chemical engines hauled by the bellboys of the hotel.
"Ethel Morton at Chautauqua" by Mabell S. C. Smith
The knock proved to be a bellboy with a sealed note.
"The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine" by Katherine Stokes
But the bellboy was alone.
"Linda Lee, Incorporated" by Louis Joseph Vance
He had two bellboys at the door in another minute.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
William, get a bellboy to put these goods somewhere.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
Opening it, a bellboy passed him a message.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls on the Water" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
The bellboy handed him a telegram.
"Dandelion Cottage" by Carroll Watson Rankin
A knock sounded at the door, and a bellboy handed Ruth a note.
"The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach" by Laura Dent Crane
Look at all the bellboys' uniforms!
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He merely took off his helmet and threw it at the bellboy.
"Through the Outlooking Glass" by Simeon Strunsky
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In news:

'The Bellboy ' ( November 1, 2012 ).
Our Union Bellboy ' at Marathon Music Works.
She walks to a file drawer and whips out a document written by William Edward Rice recalling events when he was a bellboy there in the summers of 1920 and 1921.
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