Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hostie n.


(Aus.) an air hostess.

[Aus]Aus. Women’s Wkly 17 Dec. 20/3: You’ll get even more used to it when you’re a hostie.
[Aus]Cairns Post (Qld) 16 Dec. 7/9: Now that I have flown for the first time, I want more than ever to be a ‘hostie’.
[Aus]‘Nino Culotta’ Cop This Lot 27: That hostie’s a slashin’ line.
[Aus]B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 121: No worries, hostie. I’m think of me poor little mum.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 27: A New Zealand hostie once thought it was a picture of my mum.
[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 76: A few farther examples: hostie – air hostess (also known as a trolley dolly).
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.