stewardesses

stewardess

[stoo-er-dis, styoo-]
noun
1.
a woman flight attendant.
2.
a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.

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


See -ess.
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stewardess (ˈstjʊədɪs, ˌstjʊəˈdɛs)
 
n
a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship

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stewardess
"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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