Hostie definition

1725, Gilbert Burnet, The History of the Reign of King Charles II, Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time, page 1011,

But he went to another Prieſt, that lived in the Court, who gave him the pix with an hoſtie in it.

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1836, Church of England, Extraordinary Instance of Romish Imposition, The Church of England Magazine, Volume 1, page 349,

The confessor gave him an hostie,* with a piece of wood, that was, as he pretended, a true piece of the cross, and by these he was to be fortify himself, if any other apparition should come to him, since evil spirits would certainly be chained up by them. […] The friar presented the hostie to them, which gave them such a check, that he was fully satisfied of the virtue of this preservative.

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(Australia, informal) An air hostess.
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Noun

Singular:
hostie
Plural:
hosties

Origin of hostie

  • From hostess +‎ -ie (“diminutive suffix”).

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  • From Latin hostia.

    From Wiktionary