Definition of stewardess
: a woman who performs the duties of a steward; especially : one who attends passengers (as on an airplane)
Recent Examples of stewardess from the Web
In this debut novel, set in Southern California in the ’70s, a Vassar-grad stewardess becomes involved in a drug smuggling operation while her husband quotes Pynchon.
During the 41-minute flight, stewardesses serve champagne topped with raspberries to the small group of passengers, followed by a light dinner and, the coup de grace, cookies with Cher’s name on them.
Hannah’s mom walks in on Marnie, who is masturbating while Skyping, spooling out a kinky British-stewardess scenario that might impress even Adam.
My ex-wife, who served as a stewardess on the yacht once in a while, is standing next to the pilot house, or wheelhouse, waving at me.
Koa‘e Kea, a group of former Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants, held a 20th-anniversary dinner party at the Ala Moana Hotel on Nov. 12.
Finally, the barely described crew members: pilot, co-pilot, beautiful stewardess and armed Bateman bodyguard.
At boarding time the passengers were told that a stewardess had called in sick, and immediately my anxiety started humming.
Stewardesses were hired as decorative waitresses with geisha-like instructions.
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First Known Use of stewardess
STEWARDESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stewardess for English Language Learners
: a woman whose job is to serve meals and take care of passengers on a train, airplane, or ship
STEWARDESS Defined for Kids
Definition of stewardess for Students
: a woman who looks after passengers (as on an airplane or ship)
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