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hostess

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noun host·ess \ˈhō-stəs\

Definition of hostess

  1. 1 :  a woman who entertains socially

  2. 2a :  a woman in charge of a public dining room who seats dinersb :  a female employee on a public conveyance (such as an airplane) who manages the provisioning of food and attends passengersc :  a woman who acts as a partner or companion to male patrons in a dance hall or bar

Examples of hostess in a Sentence

  1. We were greeted by our hostess.

  2. She's the hostess of a popular talk show.

14th Century

First Known Use of hostess

14th century


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hostess

verb host·ess

Definition of hostess

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as hostess

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to serve as hostess to

1927

First Known Use of hostess

1927


HOSTESS Defined for English Language Learners

hostess

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noun

Definition of hostess for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is entertaining guests socially or as a job

  • : a woman whose job it is to greet and help people in a restaurant or on an airplane or ship

  • : a woman who talks to guests on a television or radio show


HOSTESS Defined for Kids

hostess

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noun host·ess \ˈhō-stəs\

Definition of hostess for Students

  1. :  a woman who receives or entertains guests


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