- a woman who is a warder.
Origin of wardress
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Examples from the Web for wardress
At least I gathered as much from the alarmed expression of the wardress who accompanied him.
A wardress ran up to us, saying: "I shall listen to everything you say."
By and by a wardress came to the door and threw me a blanket.
She frankly behaved as a wardress in a prison, and Winifred as frankly accepted the rôle of prisoner.The Bartlett Mystery
I suppose his mother went around in a black alpaca and wore her hair like a wardress in a jail.Wild Youth, Volume Complete