Hostess meaning

hōstĭs
The definition of a hostess is a female who entertains guests, or who seats people in a restaurant.

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.

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To hostess is defined as to throw an event or party, or to work in a restaurant welcoming and seating guests.

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.

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A woman who is the emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
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The host and hostess greeted their guests at the door.

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A woman who is employed to greet and assist patrons, as in a restaurant.
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A woman who is employed to dance with customers in a dance hall or nightclub.
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A woman who entertains guests either at home or elsewhere; sometimes, the wife of a host.
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A woman innkeeper or the wife of an innkeeper.
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To act as hostess (for)
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Stewardess: a woman steward on an airplane.
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A bar hostess or bargirl, a paid, female companion offering conversation and in some cases sex.
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A woman who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity.
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A woman who manages an inn or hotel.
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Origin of hostess

  • Middle English hostesse, from Middle French hostesse, from Old French ostesce, made up of oste (“host”) + -esce (“feminine marker”).

    From Wiktionary