/ (ˈʃæpəˌrəʊn) /
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(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
to act as a chaperon to
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Derived forms of chaperonchaperonage (ˈʃæpərənɪdʒ), noun
Word Origin for chaperon
C14: from Old French, from chape hood, protective covering; see cap
Words nearby chaperon
chapel, chapel de fer, Chapel Hill, chapel of ease, chapelry, chaperon, chaperone, chapess, chapfallen, chap hop, chapiter
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How to use chaperon in a sentence
They surround themselves with the atmosphere of the demi-monde and forget that a wrinkle is as fatal as a chaperon.
I've said from the very first, it's downright indecent for a girl to live alone on a farm—no chaperon, not even a woman servant.
She'll soon wilt when she sees we mean business—either go, or take a chaperon, or marry the man, whichever she prefers.
Charles Farnham, Mrs. Courtney, the chaperon; a maid, and several servants had accompanied Nita here.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
The students might leave the grounds at any time during the day, but never in the evening without a chaperon.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson