wardress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From warder +‎ -ess.

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Noun[edit]

wardress (plural wardresses)

  1. A female warder.
    • 1993, Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 369:
      The door opened and the wardress came in.

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