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duenna (plural duennas)
- a chaperon of a young lady, usually an older woman.
- 1949, Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces:
- Then he placed her in a house and shut her up in a chamber, appointing ten old women as duennas to guard her, and forbade her to go forth to the Seven Palaces.
- a governess or nanny.
a chaperon of a young lady
a governess or nanny