I was a chaperone on one of my son's school trips. Verb
Two parents chaperoned the children.
My mom always chaperoned the school dances.
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Students from Tuscarawas Valley were traveling with chaperones to the Ohio School Boards Association conference, which was being held about 100 miles west in Columbus, according to Derek Varansky, the superintendent of the Tuscarawas Valley School District.—CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, several amusement parks with chaperone policies are generally requiring teens 15 years old or younger to be accompanied with adult chaperones after 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. every day.—Anne D'innocenzio, Fortune, 29 May 2023 But on the morning of May 30, 2005 — the final day of the trip — Beth received a phone call from one of the seven adult chaperones.—Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 Just keep in mind that this attraction is not for the faint of heart: No one under 16 is allowed without a chaperone; however, per the website, it’s highly recommended that those under 12 sit this one out.—Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Adult chaperones must present a valid ID upon entry starting at 5 p.m. Minors and chaperones are not required to remain together once inside the fairgrounds.—Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2023 One of the two people killed in a New York bus crash Thursday was a former longtime teacher who continued to volunteer as a band camp chaperone 17 years after her retirement.—Emilie Ikeda, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 The app also includes selfie verification, religious filters, and a chaperone option (known as Wali) in your conversations for extra peace of mind.—Tianna Soto, Glamour, 28 Aug. 2023 Ferrari taught history at Farmingdale High School for more than 30 years and continued to chaperone band trips for years, Newsday reported.—Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023
More:New Indiana State Fair policy requires youth under 18 to be chaperoned after 6 p.m. Some reserved-viewing tickets will be sold later in the summer through indianastatefair.com.—Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 21 June 2023 On arrival, she is chaperoned by a cynical uncle (Nagase) to uncover the mystery of her strange dreams and her mother’s disappearance years ago.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Sep. 2023 So when mom decided to retire, Gina asked her to come back and chaperone the band camp trips.—Holly Yan, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023 More:New Indiana State Fair policy requires youth under 18 to be chaperoned after 6 p.m. John Tufts covers evening breaking and trending news for the Indianapolis Star.—John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 2 June 2023 In tandem with the aforementioned stranger, Beatrice Steele eagerly sets out to reveal the killer, chaperoned by a female playwright whose voluminous hats hold many surprises.—Alida Becker, New York Times, 28 July 2023 The main story concerns the relationship — if that’s even the right word, in a tale in which everyone seems to be merely going through the motions — between Augie and Midge, who are chaperoning their respective kids (Jake Ryan and Grace Edwards) at the space camp.—Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 20 June 2023 State Fair curfew:New Indiana State Fair policy requires youth under 18 to be chaperoned after 6 p.m. How to enter the mullet contest To be considered, anyone interested in competing has to submit an application here.—Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 27 June 2023 So Cecilia would ride her bicycle into the lab chaperoned and in a full-length dress and hat as was expected for a woman to be seen in town.—Lucy Evans, Scientific American, 22 June 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
French chaperon, literally, hood, from Middle French, head covering, from chape