Chaperon meaning

An adult who accompanies or supervises one or more young, unmarried men or women during social occasions, usually with the specific intent of preventing some types of social or sexual interactions or illegal behavior.
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A hood, especially, an ornamental or official hood.
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A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals.
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Origin of chaperon

  • From French chaperon (“hood”), from Middle French, "head covering", from chape

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