hostessship

hostess

[hoh-stis]
noun
1.
a woman who receives and entertains guests in her own home or elsewhere.
2.
a woman employed in a restaurant or place of amusement to receive, seat, or assist patrons.
3.
a woman who acts as master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program; host.
4.
a woman employed by an airline, railroad, bus company, etc., to see that passengers are comfortable throughout a trip, usually receiving and seating them, and sometimes serving them refreshments.
5.
a woman who manages a resort or hotel or who directs its social activities.
verb (used with object)
7.
to be the hostess at (a reception, dinner, etc.): She will hostess a shower for the new bride.
8.
to act as hostess at, to, or for: She volunteered to hostess the garden club next season.
verb (used without object)
9.
to perform the duties or functions of a hostess.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (h)ostesse < Old French. See host1, -ess

hostess-ship, noun


See -ess.
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hostess (ˈhəʊstɪs)
 
n
1.  a woman acting as host
2.  a woman who receives and entertains patrons of a club, restaurant, etc
3.  See air hostess

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