wardress

[ wawr-dris ]
/ ˈwɔr drɪs /
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noun

a woman who is a warder.

Nearby words

  1. warder,
  2. wardian case,
  3. wardmote,
  4. wardour street,
  5. wardour-street,
  6. wardrobe,
  7. wardrobe malfunction,
  8. wardrobe mistress,
  9. wardrobe trunk,
  10. wardroom

Origin of wardress

First recorded in 1815–25; ward(e)r1 + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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