Still, it's no surprise Walmart was among the first recipients, since the retailer is hostess' largest single customer.
The liquidation closed all hostess plants and bakeries and 15,000 employees were laid off immediately.
Everyone stood, smiled, greeted, shook hands, smiled—the usual drill when host and hostess greet their guests.
Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?
“She was all for Bernie,” said one hostess on the party scene.
As guests enter the room the hostess should advance a step to meet them.
Thus doubtless our hostess reasoned, and in all probability she was right.
When she found that her hostess had not yet come down, she was startled.
Oh, I see; Evelyn, my love, we must present ourselves to our hostess.
"We must wait a minute or two for Sir Charles," said our hostess.
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.