- usher + -ette (Wiktionary)
“An usherette was heroic in getting them seated and silent, mercifully permitting A Gentle Infinity to proceed unimpeded to its curiously bleak close.”
“Early on, Janet Gaynor used to be an usherette there.”
“Two puffs later, the heavy swing doors flew open, letting out a blast of noise and an anxious usherette.”
“The usherette hovered helplessly flapping her hands.”
“The guidance lists banned terms for describing professions, including fireman, air hostess, headmaster, policeman, salesman, manageress, cinema usherette and male nurse.”
“If you plan to keep us in suspense, at least have the decency to send an usherette round with a tray of ice-cream…;”
“She left her job at Mr. Fitzsimmonss news agency and found a new one as an usherette at the Plaza Theatre.”
“It took two stagehands using an elderly usherette as a spatula to pry the intruder off of Hallberg's white tights, and then Alastair Macaulay was escorted back to his seat, the other members of the tableau shuffling into the wings during the interim.”
“It was only when the usherette asked for the tickets that I realised something was wrong, and I was not discrete about it either.”
“As a supplement to my income I got a job as an usherette in the Everyman, an art cinema in Hampstead.”
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