wardsman

noun
wards·​man | \ ˈwȯ(ə)dzmən\
plural wardsmen

Definition of wardsman

British
: an inmate or guard in charge of a ward in a prison workhouse

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History and Etymology for wardsman

wards (genitive of ward entry 1) + man

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