wardress

noun
ward·​ress | \ ˈwȯr-drəs How to pronounce wardress (audio) \

Definition of wardress

: a woman supervising female prisoners (as in a prison)

First Known Use of wardress

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Wardress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardress. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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