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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home).

Usage examples (26)
  • A governess might be a servant, but she was a privileged one.
  • The governess was a strong, generous woman, a musician by nature.
  • Their governess is a Miss Burnet, an Englishwoman of forty or thereabouts.
  • If she chooses to pass it over to a nurse or governess, that is her affair. for more
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