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noun as in a woman who hosts visitors

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Please, the next time you’re invited over to someone’s house for a meal, you can and should bring serving utensils as a hostess gift.

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On the 16th, several women from Texas pummeled a hostess at a New York City family-style restaurant.

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A few blocks away in Kabukicho, where the streets are filled with hostess bars and love hotels, people gather in groups, drinking and chatting on the street.

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My mother-in-law, also in her mid-nineties, is a native of Louisiana who used to be a first-rate cook and hostess.

The hostess leaned forward to check my vaccination card, then raised her digital thermometer to my forehead.

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Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?

At the end of the evening, the hostess departed at the same time as her guests, leaving the caterers to clean up the mess.

Their phones do work, and are operated by a disarmingly well-mannered host or hostess.

Q: What is the traditional gift to bring the hostess of a Super Bowl party?

Still, it's no surprise Walmart was among the first recipients, since the retailer is Hostess' largest single customer.

To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.

The entertainment upon such occasions, may vary with the taste of the hostess, or the caprice of her guests.

To see a hostess fidgeting, constantly going in and out, argues ill for her tact in arranging the house for company.

The brown loaf was cut by a very excited little hostess into five thick squares; the cheese into four.

Within the next week, you should call upon your hostess, if it is the first party you have attended at her house.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hostess, such as: host, lady of the house, m.c. emcee, mistress of ceremonies, mistress of the household, and toastmistress.

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