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Noun: hostess  how-stus [N. Amer], how'stes [Brit]
  1. A woman host
  2. A woman innkeeper
  3. A woman steward on an aeroplane
    - stewardess, air hostess [Brit]

Derived forms: hostesses

Type of: boniface [archaic], flight attendant, host, innkeeper, steward

Encyclopedia: Hostess