ward·​ress ˈwȯr-drəs How to pronounce wardress (audio)
: a woman supervising female prisoners (as in a prison)

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wardress was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Wardress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardress. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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