Middle English possibly fromwardento wardfrom Old English weardianwer-3 in Indo-European roots
Only in the sense that he's the main male warder.
Reluctantly, they put their own needs on hold and sought out the chief warder.
He was told of his sentence by a prison warder who took a sadistic delight in its severity.
yds., is provided with an electric bell communicating with the warder in the tower, heated by hot-air pipes, and lighted by day through a window on the outer wall of the rotunda, and from sunset till ten o'clock by electric light.
However, on being searched by a female warder her clothing was found to be saturated with blood.