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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A woman who has guests in her own home. Also: A woman hired by a restaurant to welcome people and show them to their tables.

Usage examples (36)
  • When we went to the restaurant, the hostess seated us at the very best table.
  • Joshua, who has flown into a fit at my use of the word hostess for Melanie, who owns this space and welcomes guests onto it, "hostess".
  • One of them called the hostess, and said to her, in a loud voice:
  • My entire career as a talk show hostess is ruined because of this! for more
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