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stewardess

[ stoo-er-dis, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ər dɪs, ˈstyu- /
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noun

a woman flight attendant.
a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.

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Origin of stewardess

1625–35 for earlier sense “female steward”; 1930–35 for def. 1; steward + -ess

usage note for stewardess

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for stewardess

stewardess
/ (ˈstjʊədɪs, ˌstjʊəˈdɛs) /

noun

a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship
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