hostess hostess  /ˈhoʊ stəs/


  1. (n) a woman host
  2. (n) a woman innkeeper
  3. (n) a woman steward on an airplane



  1. A Los Angeles millionairess, Elsie Pollack, now features chili at her dinner parties; another wealthy hostess has replaced cut flowers with synthetic centerpieces.
  2. Her new looks also landed her part-time work as a hostess in an upmarket bar, where she gets top dollar on a pay scale determined by beauty.
  3. The Sikh trainman, the hostess, Peter's wife, Jack's Paris assignation.


  1. New Hostess owners request tax abatement for east side plant

    The new owners of Hostess want new equipment—and they’re asking the city of Indianapolis for help in getting it done. According to our newsgathering partners at the Indianapolis Business Journal, Apollo Global Management has asked the city for $10 million …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

  2. Hostess seeks tax abatement to reopen Shadeland bakery

    The new Hostess Brands is looking to reopen the doors of its shuttered Eastside factory and fill more than 100 jobs, but to get production lines whirring again the company is requesting a six-figure property tax break.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. New Hostess owners want abatement for equipment

    The new owners of Hostess Brands are seeking a tax abatement to support investment of $10 million in new equipment for a plant on the east side that could employ up to 145 people.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Indianapolis Business Journal


  1. "I wrote down what challenging situations would be for a hostess, like entertaining old people or grieving people or children," Sedaris said. "I realized I didn't have any holidays in it, but I figure there are enough books out there on...
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Amy Sedaris Source: Centre Daily Times

  2. "I just feel that there's a little bit of lack of respect and class just to kind of leave a tournament like that and then come out and practice here, especially being the hostess. You know, I don't know the situation, if it's injury or whatever it...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Annika Sörenstam Source: Hawaii

  3. "Wish I'd been in contention to win the tournament, but this has been a week where I've learned a lot, both as a player and a tournament hostess," Ochoa said. "I think that the upcoming events will be easier. This week was a bit complicated,...
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Lorena Ochoa Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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