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Definition of "duenna" [du•en•na]

  • A chaperon of a young lady, usually an older woman. (noun)
  • A governess or nanny. (noun)

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Use "duenna" in a sentence
  • "Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to anyone; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser's cousin."
  • "Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to any one; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser's cousin."
  • "Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to anyone; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser’s cousin."