air hostess

noun

plural air hostesses
British
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air hostess was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Air hostess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20hostess. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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