an attendant on an airplane, employed to look after the passengers' comfort and safety
A person who assists passengers in an aircraft.
(plural flight attendants)
- The term flight attendant is somewhat less common than the older, gender-specific term stewardess, but is often preferred due to its gender-neutral nature. Another common approach is to treat steward (or, for clarity's sake, a construction such as air steward or flight steward) as a gender-neutral term.