Stewardesses: hostesses, air hostesses, flight attendants, airline stewardess, cabin attendants, cabin crews, pursers, skycaps, stews.
Foreman: boss, boss man, boss lady, pit boss, executive, exec, director, foreperson, forewoman, chairperson, spokeperson, head, head man, manager, overseer, superintendent, leader, supervisor, taskmaster, taskmistress, straw boss, chief (slang), gaffer, honcho, head honcho, ganger, Big Brother, pusher, slave driver, chieftain, controller, dominator, master, owner, top dog, tyee, tyhee, hyas tyee, wheel, big wheel, big gun, bigwig, captain, general, governor, monarch, ogema, overlord, sachem, sovereign, comander, dictator, duke, key player, king, prince, principal, proprietor, ringleader, ruler, suzerain, top brass, baton, bellwether, dean, counsellor, dignatary, doyen, eminence, forerunner, guide, harbinger, herald, lion, luminary, maestro, notability, notable, kingpin, number one, officer, pacesetter, pilot, pioneer, precursor, rector, shepherd, skipper, superior, big cheese, brass hat, custodian, zookeeper, super, sitter, comptroller, digger, impresario, old man, producer, inspector. Source(s):
Roget's New Millenium Thesaurus,
Merriam Webster Thesaurus
Oxford Thesaurus flight attendents flight attendants Air hostesses Hostess Stewardesses <=> Flight Attendant
Foreman <=> Supervisor Cocktail waitress there is no particular word but has elaborated meaning:
one who oversees the property or affairs of another, manager; one who is hired to run an estate or other establishment; one who tends to passengers on an airplane (or ship, etc.) Flight attendant
Air hostess Flight attendant, silly... I'll get beat up for this one...but in the airline business, we refer to MALE flight attendants as "Food Fairies"...although little food is served these days!
(I LOVE petermaxey's answer below..."QANTAS Queen!" In a more sinister vain, sometimes they're called "Patient X's" since the first diagnosed AIDS/HIV sufferer was reportedly a male Air Canada flight attendant...part fact...part urban legend. I think that's over-the top, though!) Airline attendant, Mistress, Room Service representative, multiple others. FAs hostesses, flight attendants, Something for Ik Weet Niets : How about a new name for male stewardesses : Airy Fairies ?
Or, in Australia : Qantas Queens ? Even male flight attendants are Space Waitresses.
A good non-gender specific term for foreman is chair, especially in the context of a jury.
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