Hostess Definition

hōstĭs
noun
A woman who entertains guests either at home or elsewhere; sometimes, the wife of a host.
Webster's New World
A woman innkeeper or the wife of an innkeeper.
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A woman whose work is seeing that guests or travelers are comfortable, as in a lodge.
Webster's New World
A woman who is the emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
American Heritage
A woman employed in a restaurant to supervise serving, often in charge of reservations and of seating patrons.
Webster's New World
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verb
To act as hostess (for)
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Hostess

Noun

Singular:
hostess
Plural:
hostesses

Origin of Hostess

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

    From Wiktionary

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