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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who goes with and is responsible for a group of young people.

Usage examples (38)
  • The chaperon went to the theater with the young students.
  • She was a typical May-term chaperon, always pleasant, always hungry, and always tired.
  • To their minds a chaperon was a necessary piece of furniture, but of only a momentary interest.
  • A "chaperon" did duty at the Astor when Juno was in the city, which was not often. for more
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