duenna

noun du·en·na \ 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

duennaship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of duenna

Spanish dueña, from Latin domina mistress — more at dame


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