gov·​ern·​essy ˈgə-vər-ni-sē How to pronounce governessy (audio)
: characteristic of or resembling a governess (as in primness)

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of governessy was in 1848

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“Governessy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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