noun see duenna

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • duenna — duennaship, n. /dooh en euh, dyooh /, n. 1. (in Spain and Portugal) an older woman serving as escort or chaperon of a young lady. 2. a governess. [1660 70; < Sp duenna (now dueña) < L domina, fem. of dominus master] * * * …   Universalium

  • duenna — noun Etymology: Spanish dueña, from Latin domina mistress more at dame Date: 1623 1. an elderly woman serving as governess and companion to the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family 2. chaperone • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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