stewardess

noun
stew·​ard·​ess | \ˈstü-ər-dəs, ˈstyü-;ˈst(y)u̇r-dəs\

Definition of stewardess 

: a woman who performs the duties of a steward especially : one who attends passengers (as on an airplane)

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After Williams' death in 2014, Phoenix was tapped to play Callahan, who readjusts to life in a wheelchair alongside his new stewardess girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and spiritual AA sponsor (Jonah Hill). Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gus Vant Sant Opens Up on How Robin Williams Shaped 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'," 12 July 2018 On April 20, Morrison was acquitted of his assault charge in federal court based on evidence provided by Continental Airlines stewardess Sherry Ann Mason. Ashleigh R Wilson, azcentral, "Yes, it really happened on an airport tarmac in metro Phoenix," 29 July 2016 Born in Minden, La., in 1916, Harmon began her career at Delta at age 24 in 1940 as a member of the carrier's first-class stewardesses, and primarily worked on the 21-seat aircraft DC-3. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Delta throws 102nd birthday party for pioneering flight attendant, WWII vet," 13 July 2018 Delta Air Lines recently threw a very special 102nd birthday bash for a former flight attendant and World War II veteran, who was one of the carrier’s first stewardesses. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Delta throws 102nd birthday party for pioneering flight attendant, WWII vet," 13 July 2018 That's when the stewardess said, 'Is there any medical professionals on the aircraft? Lindsey Bever, ajc, "She collapsed on flight to Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there was on board.," 7 May 2018 An air stewardess from Russia was brutally murdered by her actor husband, who was sentenced to 11 years in jail for the horrific crime. Fox News, "Murdered Russian Aeroflot stewardess' actor husband sentenced to 11 years in prison," 11 Apr. 2018 Fifty-five passengers, one captain, one copilot and one stewardess were onboard. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "What happened to Northwest Flight 2501? Shipwreck hunters resume search," 24 May 2018 Zhou said that some air stewardesses were thrown into air and that food was strewn about. Bard Wilkinson, CNN, "Co-pilot sucked halfway out of cockpit on Chinese flight," 15 May 2018

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1631, in the meaning defined above

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stewardess

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stewardess

: a woman whose job is to serve meals and take care of passengers on a train, airplane, or ship

stewardess

noun
stew·​ard·​ess | \ˈstü-ər-dəs, ˈstyü-\

Kids Definition of stewardess

: a woman who looks after passengers (as on an airplane or ship)

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