Question: What was the original meaning of the word chaperone?

A chaperone (also spelled chaperon) in its original social usage was a person who for proprietys sake accompanied an unmarried girl in public: usually she was an older married woman, and most commonly the girls own mother.

What does the word chaperone mean?

A chaperone is someone who looks after and supervises another person or a group of people. Chaperone can also be spelled chaperon, without the e. These days, chaperone is most often used to describe an adult who supervises a group of kids or teenagers.

What was the significance of a chaperone in Victorian society?

Daily the Victorian chaperone had to make sure etiquette was carried out to the utmost degree. They remained with their charges, for a woman was never to go anywhere with a gentleman especially without her mothers permission and never late at night.

What is the plural for chaperone?

1 chaperone noun. also chaperon /ˈʃæpəˌroʊn/ plural chaperones also chaperons.

What does duplicity mean in English?

Duplicity comes from a Latin word meaning double or twofold, and its original meaning in English has to do with a kind of deception in which you intentionally hide your true feelings or intentions behind false words or actions.

What is the definition of protectress?

: a woman who is a protector.

What is the Latin word for protector?

From Latin prōtector, from prōtegō (“to shield, protect”).

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