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chaperon

chap·er·on (chap·er·one)

chaperon (chaperone)

 
pronunciation:
shae p ron
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a person, usu. older, who accompanies unmarried young people on social occasions to assure that no improper, unlawful, or unsafe behavior occurs.
There were many chaperons at the dance making sure that no students were drinking.
similar words:
attendant, companion, duenna, escort, guardian, protector, tutelary
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chaperoned, chaperoning, chaperons
definition: to accompany as a chaperon.
similar words:
accompany, attend, escort, look after, protect, shepherd
derivation: chaperonage (n.)