That's when the hostess came over to the table and told her she had a call on the restaurant telephone.
Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?
Everyone stood, smiled, greeted, shook hands, smiled—the usual drill when host and hostess greet their guests.
“She was all for Bernie,” said one hostess on the party scene.
At the end of the evening, the hostess departed at the same time as her guests, leaving the caterers to clean up the mess.
As guests enter the room the hostess should advance a step to meet them.
My hostess was not only a clever woman, but presumably a generous one.
When she found that her hostess had not yet come down, she was startled.
Your hostess has a particular fondness for flowers and decorates all her rooms with them.
"We must wait a minute or two for Sir Charles," said our hostess.
late 13c., "woman who keeps an inn or public hotel," from host (n.1) + -ess, or from Old French hostesse (Modern French hôtesse). Meaning "woman who presides at a dinner party, etc." recorded by 1822. Also used mid-20c. in sense "female who entertains customers in nightclubs," with overtones of prostitution.