- a woman flight attendant.
- a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.
Origin of stewardess
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Examples from the Web for stewardess
I have a conversation with one stewardess about our favorite places around the world.Join The Mile High (Dining) Club
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The stewardess conferred with the captain,” Caro said, “and they found us this little hotel in Paris.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
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Reluctantly, the stewardess fetches the cord, and Willie finishes lashing the vintage Gibsons into position.
Willie signals to the stewardess that he needs some help with his tray.
Irritably, he complies, but when the stewardess moves on, he reclines the chair again, muttering balefully under his breath.
Go and take a walk, and take the cook and stewardess with you.The Depot Master
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I'm going to give the stewardess fifteen dollars for looking after her."Captains Courageous"
My dear, shall I call the stewardess, or one of your friends, to help you?The Adventurous Seven
He drew back hastily and threw a quick glance at the stewardess.The Stutterer
The stewardess had prophesied correctly when she described the voyage as "choppy."The Jolliest School of All
- a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship
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Word Origin and History for stewardess
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