A person who is employed to open the front door, usually of a large urban apartment building or hotel, and greet residents or customers. They also perform duties like hailing taxicabs for residents and shooing the riffraff away. Doormen typically dress in a fancy uniform, with lots of fringe and epaulets. They have to be friendly, 'cause who wants to deal with a surly doorman?

Don't seem to know much about doormen. But there was a gap in the E2 Knowledge Base and I was afraid to let it go unfilled...

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