American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman flight attendant. See Usage Note at -ess.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female steward; specifically, a woman who waits upon women in passenger-vessels, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A female steward; specifically, a woman employed in passenger vessels to attend to the wants of female passengers.
- n. a woman steward on an airplane
“Life on Mars (“Coffee, Tea or Annie”) – Slain stewardess turns out to be the spitting image of Annie, so she goes undercover to find the murderer.”
“I called the stewardess and asked for another Coke.”
“Here he was, spending money he might never get back to give her a chance, and she called the stewardess because he kissed her!”
“My dear, shall I call the stewardess, or one of your friends, to help you?" he asked, with so much anxiety on her account that Nealie was instantly sobered, and proceeded to explain the situation.”
“The stewardess is taking a rest and cannot be disturbed.”
“I called the stewardess, and asked if I could be seated elsewhere, perhaps next to someone who understood that reading and writing were not activities to be abandoned for ever upon leaving school.”
“A stewardess is forced by her airline to accompany a spoiled/bitchy Princess straight out of a Disney cartoon on a flight where she’s the only passenger.”
“Draper's tryst with the stewardess was an insanely personal drama for him.”
“Then I was the person who refused to buy headphones to watch the in-flight movie and kept calling the stewardess over to explain the plot of “Pleasantville.””
“I don ` t know if that includes calling your stewardess a bitch.”
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