What is the job title for this man? (PS: Even it is short this question completely describes my problem, so this sentence is unnecessary)

Job title

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    I disagree that the problem is "completely" described here. If that's a rental car and he's opening the door for me to put my suitcase in, he's an attendant. If he's going to drive me somewhere, drop me off, and leave, then he's a taxi driver or shuttle driver. If works for me personally and drives me wherever I want to go, he's a chauffeur. And if all he does is open the door for me, he could be a doorman or a footman. From CDO: footman (n.) a male servant whose job includes opening doors and serving food. – J.R. May 29 '14 at 14:59
  • @J.R. His dress and the style of car eliminate those possibilities IMO, not to mention the absence of anyone else in the driver’s seat. I agree that OP could provide more context in order to get more specific answers (this is almost always the case), but the question is answerably clear as written. – Tyler James Young May 29 '14 at 15:12
  • Why couldn't a chauffeur be dressed without the jodhpurs and cap, just in a nice suit? Why can't the vehicle in question be simply a high-end sedan, and not a stretch? – Phil Perry May 29 '14 at 16:43
  • @TylerJamesYoung I think that's a reflection in the driver's window. I certainly can't tell if there's anyone in the driver's seat or not. – starsplusplus May 29 '14 at 17:03
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    @J.R. Could also be a Valet. – Alexander May 29 '14 at 17:53

Most English speakers employ the French loanword “chauffeur” to describe this profession.

A chauffeur is a person employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle such as a large sedan or limousine.
Source: Wikipedia entry for “Chauffeur”

You could also just say “driver”.

driver noun \ˈdrī-vər\
: a person who drives a car, truck, etc.
: a person whose job is to drive a vehicle (such as a taxi, truck, or bus)
Source: Merriam-Webster definition of “driver”

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    The person isn't driving; he's just opening a door. We don't even know if he has a driver's license. ;^) – J.R. May 29 '14 at 17:49

If they are people who work in hotels and performing services like this is a part of their job you can call them "hotel valet".


Chauffeur - from the french. Assuming the man will then drive the person to where he needs to go.

  • "from the [F]rench" -- literally the fire man who stoked the boiler on an early steam-driven vehicle. – Phil Perry May 29 '14 at 16:41

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