hostess

[ hoh-stis ]
/ ˈhoʊ stɪs /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to be the hostess at (a reception, dinner, etc.): She will hostess a shower for the new bride.
to act as hostess at, to, or for: She volunteered to hostess the garden club next season.

verb (used without object)

to perform the duties or functions of a hostess.

Origin of hostess

1250–1300; Middle English (h)ostesse < Old French. See host1, -ess

Related forms

host·ess-ship, noun

Usage note

See -ess.
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hostess

/ (ˈhəʊstɪs) /

noun

a woman acting as host
a woman who receives and entertains patrons of a club, restaurant, etc

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