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Meaning of DUENNA

Pronunciation:  doo'enu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Spain; Portugal; etc) a woman chaperon

DUENNA is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: chaperon, chaperone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and
   companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger
   ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family. --Brande & C.

3. Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a
   governess. --Arbuthnot.

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