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  ( hostesses    plural  )
1       n-count   The hostess at a party is the woman who has invited the guests and provides the food, drink, or entertainment.  
The hostess introduced them...     
2       n-count   A hostess at a night club or dance hall is a woman who is paid by a man to be with him for the evening.  

air hostess        ( air hostesses    plural  ) An air hostess is a woman whose job is to look after the passengers in an aircraft.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count   (=stewardess)  
in AM, use stewardess     
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air hostess, host, hostel, hose

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