[stoo-er-dis, styoo-]
a woman flight attendant.
a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.

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

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stewardess (ˈstjʊədɪs, ˌstjʊəˈdɛs)
a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship

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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
The seats were upholstered in an abstract blue pattern cribbed, maybe, from a
  stewardess's scarf.
Lately, for example, she'd doubled as an airline stewardess.
We also find a cute stewardess and work her relentlessly for alcohol.
Along with the room stewardess, the butler helps keep the suite tidy and
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