duenna


du·en·na

noun \dü-ˈe-nə, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUENNA

1
:  an elderly woman serving as governess and companion to the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family
2
:  chaperone
du·en·na·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of DUENNA

Spanish dueña, from Latin domina mistress — more at dame
First Known Use: 1623

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