chatelaine


chat·e·laine

noun \ˈsha-tə-ˌlān\

Definition of CHATELAINE

1
a :  the wife of a castellan :  the mistress of a château
b :  the mistress of a household or of a large establishment
2
:  a clasp or hook for a watch, purse, or bunch of keys

Origin of CHATELAINE

French châtelaine, feminine of châtelain
First Known Use: 1845

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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