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 Wouters, born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, joined the Below Deck team as a stewardess for season 8, which premiered last month. Ally Mauch,, "Below Deck Star Izzy Wouters Comes Out As a Lesbian: ‘I Am Out and Proud’," 16 Dec. 2020 Elsewhere, stewardess Elizabeth Frankini and deckhand James Hough develop a romantic connection. Robyn Merrett,, "Below Deck's Eddie Lucas Returns as Deck Team Gets New Chief Stewardess in Season 8 Trailer," 21 Sep. 2020 The show, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Chris Bojalian, centers around Cassie, our titular stewardess, who wakes up hungover in Bangkok after a very successful date with a passenger named Alex (Michiel Huisman). Natalie Morin,, "Fasten Your Seatbelts: A Guide To The Flight Attendant Cast & Characters," 26 Nov. 2020 Cassie Bowden, a boozy stewardess who wakes up in Bangkok next to a dead man. Chancellor Agard,, "Kaley Cuoco's The Flight Attendant is cleared for takeoff," 13 Nov. 2020 Our Alitalia stewardess shuddered in exquisite horror. Warren Page, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The Cautious Crocodile," 13 Nov. 2020 In the airline industry of 1971, stewardess, secretary, or low-paying clerical job was about the only option. Washington Post, "How systemic racism affects financial choices: Readers respond to ‘Sincerely, Michelle’ series," 13 Nov. 2020 Deckhands preparing water toys, one stewardess clearing breakfast while another makes beds, the captain surveying weather patterns while the chef snores through a power nap. Darren Franich,, "The politics of Below Deck," 12 Oct. 2020 Francesca Rubi has joined the crew as new chief stewardess, replacing Kate Chastain. Robyn Merrett,, "Below Deck's Eddie Lucas Returns as Deck Team Gets New Chief Stewardess in Season 8 Trailer," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of stewardess

1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Stewardess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stewardess

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


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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