governess

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

gov·ern·ess

noun \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: governess cart
Previous Word in the Dictionary: governante
All Words Near: governess

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up governess? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).