doorman etymology

English word doorman comes from English -man, English door

Detailed word origin of doorman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
door English (eng) (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.. (immigration) An entry point.. A non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.. A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or [...]
doorman English (eng) A person who holds open the door at the entrance to a building, summons taxicabs, and provides an element of security; in apartment buildings, he also accepts deliveries and may perform certain concierge type services.

Words with the same origin as doorman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman