chaperon

chaperone

/ (ˈʃæpəˌrəʊn) /

noun

(esp formerly) an older or married woman who accompanies or supervises a young unmarried woman on social occasions
someone who accompanies and supervises a group, esp of young people, usually when in public places

verb

to act as a chaperon to

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Derived forms of chaperon

chaperonage (ˈʃæpərənɪdʒ), noun

Word Origin for chaperon

C14: from Old French, from chape hood, protective covering; see cap
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