Definition of doorman in English:

doorman

noun

  • A man such as a porter, bouncer, or janitor who is on duty at the entrance to a large building.

    • ‘There was a scuffle which the doormen could not resolve, so they ushered the supporters out.’
    • ‘You too will have to be walked out in a shuffle, the doormen now more like sanitarium orderlies than bouncers.’
    • ‘Local authorities currently vet their own doormen, meaning bouncers have different licences depending on where they work in the country.’
    • ‘When he got to the entrance a doormen pointed him towards the Observatory where he could see a group in the distance.’
    • ‘The doormen of my building have adopted me as I can speak Spanish.’
    • ‘We arrived at the apartment block and we wrangled our way past the doorman on duty.’
    • ‘The building had a doorman and for a moment I worried that he and I would not be allowed into the building.’
    • ‘After considering other factors, he laid the blame on the doormen in their apartment buildings.’
    • ‘Within seconds of the attack he was attended to by a club doorman, who was trained in first aid.’
    • ‘He was on duty with three other doormen when the tragedy happened.’
    • ‘It's definitely going to be a major issue for doormen in Ireland.’
    • ‘They entered a hall, beautifully decorated with painted cloth, and followed the doorman up two flights of stairs.’
    • ‘The doormen, bar staff, chefs, waitresses and management all participated in the training.’
    • ‘Here she was safe, for the building had a doorman, and the doors had secure locks.’
    • ‘The doormen and waitresses are splendid in their gold-braided outfits.’
    • ‘On leaving the priesthood, he worked in a number of jobs including a doorman, a handyman and a janitor.’
    • ‘The waitress was too upset to listen and called over three doormen to assess the situation.’
    • ‘One common technique is the employment of official border guards, doormen or bouncers.’
    • ‘Stern-looking doormen can now be seen guarding the entrance to certain exclusive establishments, just to keep the riff-raff out.’
    • ‘The doormen barricaded the club's entrance as the soldiers allegedly tried to get to him.’
    superintendent, supervisor, steward, overseer, caretaker, janitor, porter, custodian, watchman, concierge
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