The definition of a hostess is a female who entertains guests, or who seats people in a restaurant.noun
- A woman who throws a dinner party is an example of a hostess.
- A woman who leads you to your table at a restaurant after you've given her your name and the time of your reservation is an example of a hostess.
To hostess is defined as to throw an event or party, or to work in a restaurant welcoming and seating guests.verb
- When you throw a dinner party, this is an example of when you hostess.
- When you work in the front of a restaurant and you take reservations and seat guests, this is an example of when you hostess.
- a woman who entertains guests either at home or elsewhere; sometimes, the wife of a host
- a woman innkeeper or the wife of an innkeeper
- a woman whose work is seeing that guests or travelers are comfortable, as in a lodge
- a woman employed in a restaurant to supervise serving, often in charge of reservations and of seating patrons
- a woman who serves as a paid partner at a public dance hall
Origin: ME < OFr hostesse, fem. of hoste, host
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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- A woman who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity.
- A woman who manages an inn or hotel.
- A woman who is the emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
- A woman who is employed to greet and assist patrons, as in a restaurant.
- A woman who is employed to dance with customers in a dance hall or nightclub. See Usage Note at -ess.