chaperon
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈʃæ.pəˌɹoʊn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʃæ.pəˌɹəʊn/
Noun

chaperon (plural chaperons)

  1. An adult who accompanies or supervises one or more young, unmarried men or women during social occasions, usually with the specific intent of preventing some types of social or sexual interactions or illegal behavior.
  2. A hood, especially, an ornamental or official hood.
    • His head and face covered with a chaperon, out of which there are but two holes to look through.
  3. A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals.
Verb

chaperon (chaperons, present participle chaperoning; past and past participle chaperoned)

  1. to accompany, to escort
  2. to mother
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