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[stoo-er-dis, styoo-] /ˈstu ər dɪs, ˈstyu-/
a woman flight attendant.
a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.
Origin of stewardess
1625-35 for earlier sense “female steward”; 1930-35 for def 1; steward + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for stewardess
  • 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 well-stocked.
  • She tried her hand as a stewardess on a cargo ship, but quickly realized that she loathed cleaning.
  • One unit received letters from an airline only to find offers for stewardess jobs.
  • She started out as a stewardess with a grievance, which made her appreciate her labor organization.
  • Pilots, stewardess and people that do a lot of traveling will find that they do not have jet lag.
  • Let's not even be that dramatic, how about a gun, knife or a little coke for those long hours of hitting on the stewardess.
British Dictionary definitions for stewardess


/ˈstjʊədɪs; ˌstjʊəˈdɛs/
a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stewardess

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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