duenna


duenna
Synonyms and related words:
abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, bodyguard, cavalier, chambermaid, chaperon, companion, conductor, convoy, cook, dame, educatress, escort, esquire, fellow traveler, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, governess, guard, handmaid, handmaiden, hired girl, housemaid, instructress, kitchenmaid, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, live-in maid, live-out maid, maid, maidservant, mistress, nursemaid, parlormaid, safe-conduct, schooldame, schoolmarm, schoolmistress, scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, shepherd, soubrette, squire, swain, tutoress, tweeny, upstairs maid, usher, waiting maid, wench

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Duenna — Du*en na, n.; pl. {Duennas}. [Sp. due[ n]a, do[ n]a, fr. L. domina. See {Dame}.] 1. The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain. Brande. [1913 Webster] 2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duenna — Duenna, in Spanien: Ehrendame, Erzieherin, Matrone, einem jungen Frauenzimmer als Hüterin beigegeben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • duenna — 1660s, chief lady in waiting upon the queen of Spain, also an elderly woman in charge of girls from a Spanish family, from Sp. dueña married lady, mistress (fem. of dueño master ), from L. domina (see DAME (Cf. dame)). Sense extended in English… …   Etymology dictionary

  • duenna — [do͞o en′ə, dyo͞oen′ə] n. [Sp dueña < L domina, mistress: see DAME] 1. an elderly woman who has charge of the girls and young unmarried women of a Spanish or Portuguese family 2. a chaperon or governess …   English World dictionary

  • 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 —    (doo EHN nah) [Spanish, from Latin] In Spain and Portugal, an older woman who acts as a chaperon, escort, or companion to a young lady; a governess.    As a young woman of good family, she could not receive a suitor without the presence of a… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 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

  • duenna — noun a) a chaperon of a young lady, usually an older woman. b) a governess or nanny …   Wiktionary

  • duenna — see DAME …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • duenna —  Governess or chaperon; in Spanish, dueña …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors