air hostess


plural air hostesses
: 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

Examples of air hostess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As was a young and completely innocent air hostess named Kristina Raspopova—another victim of careless Russian potentates. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 An air hostess collapses on flight, convinced that her problem is her new braces. Peter Debruge, Variety, 13 Dec. 2022 At which point the air hostess would arrive and place one of those little tin trays right in front of me. Bono, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2022 Similarly, while other flyers on IndiGo’s Istanbul-Delhi flight mentioned above backed the cabin crew, at least some industry veterans believe the air hostesses ought to have simply walked away. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2023 Rowdy behavior is common among Indian flyers Last December, a video went viral on social media showing a heated argument between an air hostess and a passenger on an Istanbul-Delhi IndiGo flight. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2023

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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