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governess

noun gov·ern·ess \ˈgə-vər-nəs\

: a woman who is paid to care for and teach a child in the child's house

Full Definition of GOVERNESS

1
:  a woman who governs
2
:  a woman who cares for and supervises a child especially in a private household

First Known Use of GOVERNESS

15th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith
GOVERNESS Defined for Kids

governess

noun gov·ern·ess \ˈgə-vər-nəs\

Definition of GOVERNESS for Kids

:  a woman who teaches and trains a child especially in a private home

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