housemother

noun
house·moth·er | \ˈhau̇s-ˌmə-t͟hər \

Definition of housemother 

: a woman acting as hostess, chaperone, and often housekeeper in a group residence

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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housemother

noun
house·moth·er | \ˈhau̇s-ˌmə-t͟hər \

Kids Definition of housemother

: a woman who acts as hostess, supervisor, and often housekeeper in a residence for young people

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