stewardess

(redirected from Stewardesses)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

stewardess

a woman who performs a steward's job on an aircraft or ship
References in periodicals archive ?
Khlebushkin had praised the stewardesses for help in evacuating the plane but told Life online news: "In the end, I did not get it at all."
When Kuala Nerus MP Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali asked if Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) plans to introduce a dress code that would allow Muslim stewardesses to wear the head cover, Loke said he would need to discuss with MAB and reiterated that there would not be any change of policy for now.
The Jet Sex rests on extraordinarily broad research, drawing not only on the popular press but also on corporate archives, government documents, and the testimony of hundreds of former airline stewardesses who provided interviews, letters, diaries, and other memorabilia.
Then she guides us through the days of competition, then the era of deregulation, in which the aura of the stewardesses began to slide.
The airline began by letting stewardesses wear headscarves on trips to Jeddah and Medina, cities in Saudi Arabia used by pilgrims to Islamic holy sites, and have now expanded it to other Arab states.
Instead, "stewardesses" (as they were known then) wore the standard uniform, and conformed to the corporate-defined standards of complete service on board.
Her work is based on interviews and correspondence with former Pan Am stewardesses and is supplemented with training manuals.
Barry's work on flight attendants demonstrates that this negotiation process was particularly difficult for women whose very jobs were created around "feminine" characteristics like glamour, allure, care, Service, and, by the 1970s, sex appeal, so that stewardesses' skill, drive, ambition, and sweat had to be hidden in order for them to be considered good at these "feminine" jobs.
The airline faced a strike threat after cutting free bottled water for stewards and stewardesses working long-haul 12-hour flights to just half a litre after their shift.
RUSSELL BRAND has flown into turbulence after bagging THREE Virgin air stewardesses.
The Stewardesses (1969) Reputedly the most profitable 3-D film, this tits-and-ass flick won fame for new scenes that were shot and added while it still played in theaters!
Most airlines refused to hire married women and forced stewardesses to resign if they chose to marry while working.