duenna

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish duenna or dueña, from Vulgar Latin donna, from Latin domina (Lady).

Noun[edit]

duenna (plural duennas)

  1. a chaperon of a young lady, usually an older woman.
  2. a governess or nanny.

Translations[edit]