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Chaperon

A lady's attendant and protector in public. So called from the Spanish hood worn by duennas. (English-French.) (See Tapisserie.)

To chaperone.
To accompany a young unmarried lady in loco parentis, when she appears in public or in society.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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