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

Other Words from duenna

duennaship \-ˌship \ noun

First Known Use of duenna

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duenna

Spanish dueña, from Latin domina mistress — more at dame

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