air hostess

plural air hostesses

Definition of air hostess

: a woman who is a flight attendant Her name is sometimes shortened to Vikki. Studying languages at college, and wants to be an air hostess.— Philippe Kennedy Stewardesses—the term used as most airlines … exclusively hired women at the time—could be subject to sexual harassment by both pilots and passengers, who were mostly men at the time. TWA, it should be noted, used the term 'air hostess.'— Forrest Hanson

First Known Use of air hostess

1931, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2020

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“Air hostess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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