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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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RELATED WORDS

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Origin of stewardess

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

Usage note

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stewardess

stewardess


n.

"female attendant on passenger aircraft," 1931; used of ships (where she waited on the female passengers) from 1837; from steward + -ess.

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