hostesses twitter on the phone, or just Twitter, to woo A-list guests to pre- and post-inauguration parties.
She could not have explained why, but no one was likely to ask her for an explanation, and most hostesses envied her.
Dr. Ballard had gone, and his hostesses were awaiting the summons to dinner.
Molly and Hester were to be the two hostesses for the occasion.
So once more the Camellia Buds were placed in the position of hostesses.
A good many women have called on me out of politeness to my hostesses.
Some hostesses provide small doilies with which to hold the ear.
This is a talent of which I can see no signs among the hostesses who are so cried up.
From time to time send to any of your hostesses of the winter something from your preserves.
American hostesses are certainly sometimes very odd in this connection.
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.