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wardress

[wawr-dris] /ˈwɔr drɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who is a warder.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; ward(e)r1 + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for wardress

warder1

/ˈwɔːdə/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail
2.
a person who guards or has charge of something
Derived Forms
wardership, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French wardere, from Old French warder to guard, of Germanic origin
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