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Definition of chaperon:

  1. A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals.
  2. A hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood.
  3. A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector.
  4. To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize.

Synonyms:

companion, chaperone, governess, duenna.

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