From Middle English belleman, equivalent to bell + man.
bellman (plural bellmen)
- A town crier
- A bellhop or bellboy
2009 January 24, Harry Hurt Iii, “The Inaugural Glamour as Seen From a Taxi Stand”, in New York Times:
- In addition to opening doors, I would be expected to assist the bellmen and the valet parkers in tagging luggage, ticketing cars and directing limo traffic.