wardress

wardress

[wawr-dris]
noun
a woman who is a warder.

Origin:
1815–25; ward(e)r1 + -ess


See -ess.
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warder or wardress1 (ˈwɔːdə)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail
2.  a person who guards or has charge of something
 
[C14: from Anglo-French wardere, from Old French warder to guard, of Germanic origin]
 
wardress or wardress1
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French wardere, from Old French warder to guard, of Germanic origin]
 
'wardership or wardress1
 
n

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