stew·​ard·​ess | \ ˈstü-ər-dəs How to pronounce stewardess (audio) , 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)

Examples of stewardess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1972, Sandie Hendrix, a stewardess at United, was fired after weighing in at a hundred and twenty-seven pounds. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Dean Martin wrestling with chief stewardess Jacqueline Bisset’s pregnancy while suicide bomber Van Heflin wrestles with plans for his wife’s insurance policy payout. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 Dore's pregnancy news also came just weeks after her costar and fellow stewardess Dani Soares welcomed her first child, a baby girl. Georgia Slater,, 31 Aug. 2021 The gag of the episode is that Kris wants to explore upper Manhattan and wax nostalgic about her brief stint of living in New York as a young air stewardess, while Khloe is impatient with her mom’s relentless impulse to self-mythologize. Vogue, 29 Apr. 2022 For young women in the 1960s, taking to the skies and becoming a stewardess was a daring decision. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Alli also hooked up with Dani, the second stewardess, who wound up having a disputed (but ultimately affirmed) love child with another deckhand, Jean-Luc. Darren Franich,, 29 Mar. 2022 The first step in Inger Klein Thorhauge's sea-faring career was working as a cruise ship stewardess during her college vacation. CNN, 6 Apr. 2022 Gary immediately hooked up with Sydney, one of his own deckhands, and then gradually started some kind of actual relationship with Alli, the third stewardess. Darren Franich,, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stewardess

1631, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Stewardess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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stew·​ard·​ess | \ ˈstü-ər-dəs How to pronounce stewardess (audio) , ˈstyü- \

Kids Definition of stewardess

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


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